In the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington D.C. and New York City

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Global trade and an 18th-century Anishinaabe outfit
Global trade and an 18th-century Anishinaabe outfit

This outfit was likely made for a British lieutenant and gifted to him in a ritual exchange to show mutual respect.

Mississippian shell neck ornament (gorget)
Mississippian shell neck ornament (gorget)

Found marking the grave of an important individual, this gorget was worn as a neck ornament during life.

Nampeyo (Hopi-Tewa), polychrome jar
Nampeyo (Hopi-Tewa), polychrome jar

Nampeyo found inspiration from the old to create a pottery style that was entirely new and highly sought after.

Julian Martinez, <em>Buffalo Dancers</em>
Julian Martinez, Buffalo Dancers

Martinez’s distinctive style developed from studying Southwestern pottery and Modernist abstraction.

Juana Basilia Sitmelelene, Presentation Basket (Chumash)
Juana Basilia Sitmelelene, Presentation Basket (Chumash)

The artist used Spanish coins as models for the coats of arms woven into this basket in California, then New Spain.