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Accession number 2015.2
Call# E75 .N398 v.20(6) 2007
Summary "Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways", Vol. 20 No. 6; November/December 2007 FEATURES
On The Cover

Printmaker, carver, regalia designer and jeweler Richard Hunt

(Kwagiulth) of Victoria, British Columbia displays the traditional

regalia he wears when he dances the Klasala (peace dance), including a

mother-of-pearl button blanket of his own design sewn by his sister,

Shirley. On his head is a bear frontlet and in his lap is his

Thunderbird headdress, which he wears when he dances the famed Hamatsa

(wild man dance). Hunt’s Indian name, Gwe-la-yo-gwe-la-gya-lis, means

“a man that travels and wherever he goes, he potlatches.” Photo by

Jennifer Modigliani.

Potlatch: Profound Ceremony and Celebration, Northwest Coast Style

The season of giving among the Native people of the Pacific Northwest

is not restricted to one time of the year, as explored in this look at

the history and current practices associated with the rich, complex and

compelling customs of the potlatch. By Richard Walker (Mexican/Yaqui).

With historic photography, and contemporary photos by Molly


Native Nacimientos: Cross-Cultural Christmas Art

Native artists of the Southwest use traditional pottery and carving

techniques to create charming Indian-style Nativity scenes, as seen in

the work of Mary Trujillo, Troy Sice, Paul and Dorothy Gutierrez, Gerti

Sanchez, Wilson Romero, Mary Ellen Toya, Harry Benally, Mary Lucero,

and Betty and Robert Naranjo. By Gussie Fauntleroy.

2007 Holiday Gift Guide

Our annual guide to some of the unique handmade arts and crafts created

by Native artists coast to coast, and some select books, CDs and other

manufactured goods.



Native peoples have always known the universe is interconnected—now

quantum physics proves it so, leading to the author’s plea for the

integration of science, traditional knowledge and contemporary life. By

Phillip Duran (Tigua).

On The Wind

Native America is producing a new generation of scientists and

engineers; an Ojibwe canoe lands in Russia; and plans are under way to

designate a national holiday honoring Indians. Also, other important

news in the arts, education, the environment, business, politics,

sports, health and other realms of life in Indian Country. By Daniel



The Autry National Center in Los Angeles hosts a quartet of notable

events in November: Intertribal Marketplace, Oaxacan Folk Art and

Zapotec Textiles Show, Native Harvests and Native Voices at the Autry.

Plus details on other special events of Native interest across North

America. By Daniel Gibson.

Spirit of the Harvest

Lysanne O’Bomsawin (Abenaki) pursues her vision of food fusion at the

annual First Peoples’ Festival in Montreal, including the delicious

duck pâté described here. By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs.


Just in time for Thanksgiving, we drop by the Wampanoag Homesite at

Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts to get “the rest of

the story.” By Steve Mirsky.


Jim Thorpe (Sac & Fox), a college football sensation at Carlisle, a

founding member of the NFL, a Major League Baseball star and an Olympic

hero, is arguably the greatest athlete in American history. By Mike



We travel to the eastern end of Long Island to visit a hidden gem, the

Shinnecock Trading Post in Southampton, New York. Also, brief looks at

other Native-oriented galleries throughout the continent. By Russ Tall

Chief (Osage).


We review five books for Christmas: Chickasaw: Unconquered and

Unconquerable, Contemporary Southwestern Jewelry, Gilbert Ortega: The

Story of the Man Behind the Name, Native Athletes in Action! and When

the Shadbush Blooms. By Deborah Utacia Krol (Salinan/Esselen).


Our editor sits down for a conversation with singing sensation Jenna

Mammina (Tewa) and takes a listen to No eXit by A.M. Martinez and Mac

Suazo; The Color of Morning by Verdell Primeaux, Johnny Mike, Xavier

Quijas Yxayotl, Steven Frailey and Stephen Butler; and Dancers of

Mother Earth by the Todi Neesh Zhee Singers. By j. poet.

Object Name journal
Title Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways, Vol. 20 No. 6; November/December 2007
Published Date November/December 2007
Physical Description 8 x 11 inch softcover, 72 pp.; color images
Catalog Number 2015.2.590
Imagefile 094\20152590.JPG
LCNO E75 .N398 v.20(6) 2007
Published Place Phoenix
Publisher Native Peoples