Child’s jacket, ca. 1880, Apsáalooke (Crow), Montana, hide, glass beads, 14 x 30 in., Diker no. 846, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.
snow GOGGLES, 5th–10th c., Ipiutak, Alaska, wood, walrus ivory, 1 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 1 in., Diker no. 774, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.
Anavik at Banks Peninsula, Bathurst Inlet, Northwest Territories (Nunavut), May 18, 1916, Photo by Rudolph Martin Anderson, Canadian, 1876–1961, Canadian Museum of Civilization, 39026.
MASK, 1916–18, Yup'ik, Hooper Bay, Alaska, wood, pigment, vegetal fiber, 20 1/2 x 14 x 8 in., Diker no. 788, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.
MAN’S SUMMER COAT, ca. 1840, Naskapi, Labrador, hide, pigment, 41 1/2 x 69 1/4 in., Diker no. 490, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.
Oystercatcher Rattle, 2011, Preston Singletary, Tlingit, b. 1963, blown and sand-carved glass, human hair, 22 x 17 x 6 in., Diker no. 826, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.
Basket jar, ca. 1885, Chemehuevi, Southern California, Arizona or Nevada, willow, devil's claw, 12 1/4 x 15 1/2 in., Diker no. 412, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.
QQötsa Nata’aska Katsina, 1910–1930, Hopi, Arizona, cottonwood, cloth, hide, metal, pigment, 18 1/2 x 6 x 10 in., Diker no. 831, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.
Jar, 1918–19, Maria Martinez, San Ildefonso Pueblo, 1887–1980 and Julian Martinez, San Ildefonso Pueblo, 1879–1943, clay, slip, 9 7/8 x 14 5/8 in, Diker no. 305, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.
Julian and Maria Martinez displaying finished pottery, San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, ca. 1937–38 (?). Photo by Wyatt Davis, Courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA), New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe (004591).
Maternal Journey, 2010, Rhonda Holy Bear, Cheyenne River Sioux, b. 1960, wood, gesso, paint, clay, cotton, wool, metal, aluminum wire, glass beads, brain-tanned buckskin, rawhide, fur, hair, feathers, 31 x 42 in., Diker no. 816, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.
Kainai travois, 1910, A. Rafton-Canning, Library and Archives Canada, PA-029769.
No Two Horns Fights Crow, ca. 1890, Swift Dog, Lakota, ca. 1845–1925, watercolor and ink on paper, 7 1/2 x 12 in., Diker no. 175, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.
Swift Dog, Sioux, 1898, Haskell Indian Nations University, Frank A. Rinehart Historical Photograph Collection, 1.TI.455.115.
Shoulder bag, ca. 1830, Muscogee (Creek), Georgria or Alabama, wool, glass beads, ribbon, silk tassels, bag: 9 1/8 x 8 7/8 in., strap: 55 3/8 x 4 in., Diker no. 533, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.
Seminole Chief, Billy Bowlegs, 1852, State Archives of Florida, RC00958.
Belt cup, ca. 1820, Anishinaabe, Ottawa or Ojibwa, Ontario or Michigan, wood, nail, lead (?), staple, 6 5/16 x 3 5/8 x 2 in., Diker no. 515, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.
French Fur Traders at La Baye, Wisconsin Historical Society, 60960.
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Indigenous Beauty, take home a copy of the exhibition catalogue. Learn more about these amazing works, the artists that created them, and the cultures they came from. With essays by: David W. Penney, associate director of museum scholarship at the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.; Janet Catherine Berlo, professor of art history and visual and cultural studies at the University of Rochester; Bruce Bernstein, executive director of the Continuous Pathways Foundation, Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Barbara Brotherton, curator of Native American art at the Seattle Art Museum; Joe D. Horse Capture, associate curator at the National Museum of the American Indian; and Susan Secakuku, Hopi curator and consultant for museums and cultural organizations. (Published by the American Federation of Arts with Skira Rizzoli, 2015.)
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