Norval Morrisseau, Ojibwa (aka Chippewa) from northern Ontario (which has been called Canada’s Alaska – and no, that’s not really redundant!! 🙂 ). Sounds fascinating (NY Times link will break w/o $$$) … but this even more so.* Do yourself a favour and Google him. Images too, of course!
(*–Although note that the form of Christianity that devastated his people’s culture was Roman Catholic; Orthodoxy doesn’t treat evangelized peoples like that [the Church doesn’t, anyway…], witness the Alaska Native Orthodox! [LA Times archive fee required for this article] Why did Catholicism have to destroy Native cultures of the Americas, when it didn’t destroy Irish culture, for instance? Catholicism became Irish. Why couldn’t it become Ojibway??)