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Accession number 2015.2
Call# E75 .N398 v.15(1) 2001
Summary "Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways", Vol. 15 No. 1; November/December 2001


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

Bruce Hucko.

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

Daniel Gibson.

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).

Pathways: Guatemala

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.

Object Name journal
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
Catalog Number 2015.2.606
Imagefile 094\20152606.JPG
LCNO E75 .N398 v.15(1) 2001
Published Place Phoenix
Publisher Native Peoples