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The Architecture of Denby M. Deegan, Surrounded by Enemy

October 25, 2021 - November 4, 2021

As we recognize and honor the enduring legacies and contributions of indigenous peoples, NDSU Libraries and the School of Design, Architecture, and Art invite you to an exhibit of the architecture of Denby M. Deegan, Surrounded by Enemy.

Architectural drawings by Denby Deegan were donated to the NDSU Archives in 2021; view the finding aid for the collection at: Denby M. Deegan (1941-2018), Surrounded by Enemy, was a member of North Dakota’s Three Affiliated Tribes, also known as the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (MHA Nation), and also specifically of the Arikara and Hunkpapa Sioux tribe. Deegan was a 1965 NDSU graduate, receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies. Deegan had a distinguished career as one of the first Native American registered architects in the United States and in North Dakota. The exhibit includes drawings and photographs of some of Deegan’s most well-known projects from his career. Also on display are sketches and details that represent how he incorporated Native American heritage into his design work. 

Visit the display October 25–November 4, 2021 at the Flakoll Gallery located on the main floor of Renaissance Hall. Gallery hours are 8am–5pm Monday through Friday. Street parking is available.


October 25, 2021
November 4, 2021


Renaissance Hall
650 Northern Pacific Ave
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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