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A totem pole records Tlingit claims to land in southeastern Alaska by acknowledging the first sighting of a white man, who happens to be based on the likeness of Abraham Lincoln.
A 19th-century totem pole from Old Kasaan village of the Haida helps us to understand the meaning and function of clan crests.
A modernism emerges from tourism, boarding schools & indigenous traditions
A Shinnecock artist's view
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith's map of North American state names drawn from Indigenous languages focuses on stolen lands, making clear the influence of Native peoples on the continent.
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Signs that guide historical understanding
The bandolier bag and the story of forced migration
Native American artist Jaune Quick-To-See Smith offers a history to inform our present
“Native American” is a broad term encompassing many diverse groups.
This one-of-a-kind suitcase tells the surprising story of an artist, a wedding, and a people.
The Yup’ik peoples, in one of the world’s coldest climates, made these ceremonial masks during the long winters.
Smith created this in 1992, responding to the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in North America.