What’s in a map? Jaune Quick-To-See Smith’s State Names


Dr. Anne Showalter and Dr. Beth Harris discuss Jaune Quick-To-See Smith’s State Names (2000) at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

What’s in a map? With State Names, the Native American artist Jaune Quick-To-See Smith suggests that thinking about our history in a different way, helps us rethink our present.


Additional resources

State Names at the Smithsonian American Art Museum 

Jaune Quick-To-See Smith’s artist website

Artist interview with Jaune Quick-To-See Smith (The Smithsonian American Art Museum)


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Cite this page as: Dr. Anne Showalter and Dr. Beth Harris, "What’s in a map? Jaune Quick-To-See Smith’s State Names," in Smarthistory, September 27, 2019, accessed July 7, 2020, https://smarthistory.org/smith-state-names/.