March in Montana Auction
Live Auction

March in Montana 2024 Session I

Fri, Mar 15, 2024 01:00PM EDT
Lot 294

Joe De Yong, Set of storyboard sets

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Joe De Yong (1894-1975) Movie Storyboard Set Various sizes and drawings. Largest page is 13" x 18". $1,000-1,500 Provenance: Dick Flood Collection; Daro and Teresa Flood Collection.

*This storyboard set featuring Napi learning the virtue of humility serves as a reminder of the importance of modesty, respect, and harmony with nature in Blackfeet traditions. Through Napi’s experience, the legend teaches the value of humility and the repercussions of arrogance, emphasizing the need for balance and respect in the relationship between humans and the natural world.
The representation of insects adorned in painted robes could symbolize various teachings or moral lessons related to humility, interconnectedness, or the significance of every creature in the natural world. These tales often emphasize the importance of modesty, cooperation, and understanding one’s place in the intricate web of life.


Some pages show some foxing and minor discoloration and damage.