According to Utah photography historian, Nelson Wadsworth, Powell had a long association of mutual trust with the Kaibab Paiutes, fostered in 1872 by Powell and southern Utah Mormon leader Jacob Hamblin, the so-called "Buckskin Apostle." This opened access to Hillers' cameras, resulting in many of the pictures in the Utah Tribes Exhibit.
The Utah Tribes Exhibit is open to visitors by appointment only, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, March 15 - Nov. 15, 2018, at the Thunderbird Foundation Headquarters, 2200 South State Street, Mount Carmel, Utah. Tickets are $5 per person and are available for purchase at http://www.thunderbirdfoundation.com/information/events/jack-hillers-utah-tribes/
About The Thunderbird Foundation
Founded in 1999 through the Bingham Family Trust, the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation whose mission includes the preservation and maintenance of the Maynard Dixon home and property in Mt. Carmel, Utah. Built in 1939 by Dixon and his wife Edith Hamlin, the foundation has been instrumental in having this important historical Utah property placed on the National Register of Historic Places and as such will be included as one of the places to visit on historic Highway 89. Located near the important early Utah settlement of Orderville, the Dixon home and studio are an important destination for visiting artists wishing to partake of the beauty and spirit of Southern Utah where great painters and sculptors, writers and photographers have come for retreats and convivial inspiration for over 60 years.