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The pueblo modernism of Ma Pe Wi
The pueblo modernism of Ma Pe Wi

A modernism emerges from tourism, boarding schools & indigenous traditions

Endangered coastlines and lifeways
Endangered coastlines and lifeways

A Shinnecock artist's view

Native Hosts
Native Hosts

Signs that guide historical understanding

From quills to beads: the bandolier bag
From quills to beads: the bandolier bag

The bandolier bag and the story of forced migration

Reading the United “States”
Reading the United “States”

Native American artist Jaune Quick-To-See Smith offers a history to inform our present

Terms and Issues in Native American Art
Terms and Issues in Native American Art

Too many assumptions persist about Native American arts and cultures—start here to disentangle fact from fiction.

Geography, chronology and Native American art
Geography, chronology and Native American art

“Native American” is a broad term encompassing many diverse groups.

Lakota life on a beaded suitcase
Lakota life on a beaded suitcase

This one-of-a-kind suitcase tells the surprising story of an artist, a wedding, and a people.

Wearing a force of nature
Wearing a force of nature

The Yup’ik peoples, in one of the world’s coldest climates, made these ceremonial masks during the long winters.

Trade myths and native land
Trade myths and native land

Smith created this in 1992, responding to the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in North America.

Chilkat past and present
Chilkat past and present

This prestigious garment follows a traditional design passed down through generations of indigenous Alaskans.

Restoring meaning to Crow chiefs
Restoring meaning to Crow chiefs

Red Star annotated photographs to restore dignity and context to government-issue photographs of Crow chiefs.