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"Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways", Vol. 15 No. 1; November/December 2001
ON THE COVER
The Honor totem Pole
artist and carver Preston Singletary (Tlingit), wearing a traditional
Northwest Coast button robe, stands besides a magnificent new totem
pole created in Washington through the efforts of a large group of
artists working together. Photo by Russell Johnson.
The Honor Totem Pole
A group of Alaskan carvers led by John Hagen (Eskimo) and glass artist
Preston Singletary (Tlingit) team up with the famous Pilchuck Glass
School of Washington and its students to honor the school’s founders
and glass artist Dale Chihuly with this magnificent totem pole. By Gary
Katsinas: Back to the Roots
Join us for a look at the newest wrinkle in katsinas—a move back to the
simpler, original forms—and a quick look at the newer hyper-real style.
Story by Bruce Hucko and Georgiana Kennedy Simpson. Photography by
Holiday Gift Guide
We present our annual holiday gift guide of handmade arts and crafts,
books, music and other material goods drawn from the rich heritage of
Native America, and a brief essay on the nature of giving among Native
cultures. Photography by Hilary Wallace.
Message to Parents and Youth
A vital message to families on the importance of finishing what we
start, particularly when it comes to learning. Story and photos by
Howard Rainer (Taos Pueblo).
Three Generations of Tewa Women Painters
With this story, we launch a new ongoing series titled “Mothers,
Fathers, Sons and Daughters,” which will trace multigenerational art
dynasties among Native cultures. We begin with a look at painters
Pablita Velarde, Helen Hardin and Margarete Bagshaw-Tindel. By RoseMary
Diaz (Santa Clara Pueblo).
A Star Is Born: Roger Willie
Ready, set, ACTION! Visit with the newest Hollywood hero, Navajo actor
Roger Willie, as he talks about life on the set with Nicolas Cage,
Christian Slater and Adam Beach in the new MGM film Windtalkers. By
Oreland Joe’s Monumental Tribute
Ute/Navajo artist Oreland Joe creates yet another monumental bronze,
this one honoring the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. By Daniel
A linguistics professor weighs in on word meanings; a chaplain writes
to suggest creation of a national Native holiday; and a “mixed blood”
Native tells of her early ordeals.
Taffy Gallagher (Chinook) notes that there is no more devastating theft than the loss of one’s identity.
On The Wind
Lack of Native talent in film and TV media is still the norm, but
change is coming; an exciting new museum opens in Spokane; and a sneak
peek at the Navajo exhibition at the Olympics. Plus, other news of
importance in the Native realm. By Daniel Gibson.
Join us at a celebration in Phoenix in December, the Pueblo Grande
Museum Fair, and at other happenings around the nation in November and
December. By Daniel Gibson.
Spirit of the Harvest
You’ll be eagerly anticipating the holiday feasts after perusing this
tasty tale of duck stuffed with wild rice accompanied by
cranberry-maple sauce and hazelnut-honey baked squash. By Beverly Cox
and Martin Jacobs.
Focus on Education
“Tribal Colleges Establish Health Programs” looks at the health and
wellness renaissance under way in Poplar, Montana, sparked by the
opening of the House of Good Living by Fort Peck Community College. By
Suzette Brewer (Cherokee).
Head way down south to the temperate highlands of Guatemala for a trip
with an emphasis on villages where the Maya residents can be identified
by their traditional traje (clothing). Story and photography By Hilary
A beautiful home in Marin County north of San Francisco is the setting
for a wonderful collection of Native art gathered by Malcolm and Karen
Whyte. By Mark Cotta Vaz. Photography by Jay Graham.
We take a tour of Pittsburgh’s outstanding Four Winds Gallery, home in
December to a unique exhibition of works by sculptor Roxanne Swentzell
(Santa Clara Pueblo) and Italian metalsmith Carol Krena. And, notes on
other shows nationwide. By Russ Tall Chief (Osage).
Join us for a look down the camera lens and its “framing” of the
American Indian over the past century in Spirit Capture, now on view at
the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. And, a
guide to other important exhibitions nationwide. By Andrea Handley
(Navajo) and Michael Tsosie (Mojave).
Qayaks and Canoes: Native Ways of Knowing
and its companion video provide a wonderful look into the world of
Native boat-building traditions in Alaska, says our reviewer. He also
enjoyed a children’s book this issue, Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon. By Alan Tack.
Film & Video
Our reviewer digs into a new documentary exploring the controversial
subject matter of The Buffalo Wars, and explores the ancient
pre-Columbian music traditions of our neighboring cultures to the south
in Codex: Music of Ancient Mexico. By David Claudio Iglesias (Kuna).
This month we settle in with a CD from the Todi Neesh Zhee Singers, their release For All Eternity. And, we take a quick listen to two releases with Carlos Nakai and stir up the dust a bit with Pima Express. By j. poet.
|Title||Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways, Vol. 15 No. 1; November/December 2001|
|Published Date||November/December 2001|
|Physical Description||8 x 11 inch softcover, 96 pp.; color images|
|LCNO||E75 .N398 v.15(1) 2001|