Alfreda's Autobiography


Alfreda Beartrack Algeo, M.A., Ph.D.


            Alfreda Beartrack Algeo, an author, artist, and filmmaker, is an enrolled member of the Kul Wicasa Oyate (Lakota People). She grew up on the Kul Wicasa Reservation in Lower Brule, South Dakota surrounded by a tightly-netted tribal community of family and friends. Alfreda holds a BS, an MA, and a PH.D. (with published dissertation), and other accomplishments:

  • Literary essays, manuscripts, dissertation, thesis, poetry, children's books, teen novels, and an extensive contribution to other collective work. Her  published books will soon be available at

  • Art illustrations on rag paper in ink, graphite, and pastel.

  • Paintings in acrylic, watercolor, oil, and natural pigments, on canvas, silk, leather, and wood.

  • Sculpture in bronze, wood, and stone.

  • Hand-casted pottery and ceramics.

  • Native Wellness Coaching in-person and online. Indigenous Medicine-Wheel teachings to promote and maintain holistic health; mind, body, heart, and spirit.


            Alfreda weaves ancient stories and oral traditions into her work. A thousands-years of sacred teachings and instructions forever alive in the depth of the human heart, passed on from generation-to-generation through stories, songs, and dances. Never silenced or forgotten, her stories and art breathe life and emotion into each character, letting them live again. Alfreda believes if she has a story to tell, she has a responsibility to gift that story forward to the next generation through her work. 

            Alfreda's work is represented in many global, national, and local outlets and each creative genre merits her unique style and passion. You can also visit her onsite Art Gallery, Mato Nunpa LLC, at 3606 G 4/10 Road, Palisade, CO.