"Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways", Vol. 20 No. 3; May/June 2007
On the Cover:
A Pueblo Indian of New Mexico, simply identified as Wyemah,
photographed by Edward S. Curtis circa 1905 (published in Indians of
North America,1900–1910, courtesy Library of Congress), looks across
the ages and the superimposed image by Kyle Gerstner of a great blue
heron hunting its next meal in the Wakarusa Wetlands of Kansas. Sacred
places like these wetlands are continually being threatened by
inappropriate development and misuse.
Sacred Ground: Landscapes as Living Spirit
American Indians consider the land a living entity and believe certain
places have powerful spiritual forces associated with them. Many sacred
places are threatened by inappropriate development today, while some
have been permanently protected. Read about the significance of holy
places such as the San Francisco Peaks in northern Arizona, Devil’s
Tower in northeastern Wyoming, Bear Butte in South Dakota and the Zuni
Salt Lake in western New Mexico—and the battles to save them from
housing tracts, strip mining, chemical plants and other assaults. By
Pointing Toward Perfection
Many of the finest Native artists in America will gather again for the
2007 Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market in Indianapolis on June 23,
including some of last year’s prize winners: potters Judy Tafoya (Santa
Clara Pueblo) and Lincoln Tafoya (Comanche/Santa Clara Pueblo),
sculptor Adrian Wall (Jemez Pueblo/Chippewa) and jeweler Allison Lee
(Diné). Plus details on the 2007 event. By RoseMary Diaz (Santa Clara
Full Steam Ahead at the Eiteljorg Museum
The Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis forges on with an ambitious
schedule for 2007, including Totems to Turquoise: Native North American
Jewelry Arts of the Northwest and Southwest, the Quest for the West
Show and Sale, and the interactive exhibit Stagecoach, plus the fifth
round of its acclaimed fellowship program and many exciting special
events. By Jennifer Complo McNutt.
We hear from a reader about our article on the Dakota War of 1862,
respond to a question regarding our coverage of the southeastern U.S.
and provide a few clarifications of previous articles.
On The Wind
A look at the dangerous bareback horse-racing circuit and the Boy
Scouts of America reach out to Native Americans. Also, other important
news in the arts, education, the environment, business, politics,
sports, health and other realms of life in Indian Country. By Daniel
Great Lakes Indian culture is undergoing a slow but steady revival,
which is celebrated at the 4th annual Gathering of Great Lakes Nations
in June in Portland, Indiana. Plus details on other special events of
Native interest across North America. By Daniel Gibson.
Spirit of the Harvest
Marlene Hale (Athabascan), owner of Chef Maluh’s Catering in Vancouver,
has made a career out of cooking fine and healthy meals based on the
traditional diets of her ancestors, such as bannock buns and grilled
wild salmon. By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs.
For Terry and Becky Rader, their introduction to collecting Native art
was a chance stop at the annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture at
the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. Today they have assembled
an outstanding collection of Native art that graces their Detroit home.
Story by Mark Stryker. Photos by Michelle Matiyow.
We continue our series “Great Chiefs” with a profile of Native
Californian Captain Jack, brave leader of the Modoc War of 1873. By
Debra Utacia Krol (Salinan/Esselen).
Join us for a tour of the stunning Gallery at 17 Peck in Providence,
Rhode Island. Also, brief looks at other Native-oriented galleries
throughout the continent. By Russ Tall Chief (Osage).
Also in Rhode Island, we drop by the homey and charming Tomaquag Indian
Memorial Museum in Exeter, which focuses on preserving Narragansett
culture. Also, notes on other museum exhibitions coast to coast. By Wendy Weston (Diné).
Read a timely profile on flautist Mary Youngblood, who just received
her second Grammy, this time for her album Dance With The Wind. Also,
brief reviews of Brulé’s Kinship, Jana’s American Indian Story and
Robert Tree Cody and Will Clipman’s Heart of the Wind. By j.
|Title||Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways, Vol. 20 No. 3; May/June 2007|
|Published Date||May/June 2007|
|Physical Description||8 x 11 inch softcover, 72 pp.; color images|
|LCNO||E75 .N398 v.20(3) 2007 (copy 2|