Darrell Eagle Staff is a Mnicojou Lakota man from the Red Scaffold tiyospaye. He grew up on four different reservations in the Great Plains area. He worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for 23 years and retired as a Realty Specialist.
After taking up photography in 2010, Darrell chose to use it to capture positive moments of tribal members on the Cheyenne River Reservation where he lives. He has photographed weddings, high school seniors, sports (basketball, rodeo, Indian relay), pow wows, wildlife, and artifacts.
His mission is, “Helping to preserve my culture, one photograph at a time.”