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Accession number 2015.2
Call# E75 .N398 v.16(2) 2003
Summary "Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways", Vol. 16 No. 2; January/February 2003

Native Sculpture Today
Roxanne Swentzell is but one of the many talented Native artists transforming
the realm of Indian sculpture, as seen in our profiles on her, John
Hoover (Aleut), Larry Yazzie (Navajo) and Anita Fields
(Creek/Osage/Irish). By Gussie Fauntleroy.

Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market
This lively and large event, held every March in Phoenix, marks its
45th year of presenting some of the finest works by living Native
artists from across the nation. By Deborah Utacia Krol (Salinan/Esselen).

James King: Navajo Artist Paints His World
James King has left his mark on the world, from the number he painted
on his family’s car as a kid to the masterful painting “9-11 on the
Rez,” which took the Best of Show award at the 2002 Heard Museum Guild
Indian Fair & Market in Phoenix. Take a peek at his career and what
makes him tick. By Anne Hillerman.

Desert Bounty

Join us on a brief stroll through two beautiful botanical gardens in

Phoenix overflowing with the plant life of the Sonoran Desert and

fascinating displays of the many creative uses the Native desert

peoples found for them. By Joe Baker (Delaware) and Ruth Greenhouse.

Scottsdale, AZ: The Ultimate Guide to Native Arts

For more than five decades, Scottsdale has served as an incubator for

the careers of hundreds of Native artists, from weavers and jewelers to

sculptors and painters. Explore this scene—from its historic roots to

gallery-by-gallery profiles of the people and venues that have made the

city a mecca for Native arts. By Daniel Gibson and John Villani.



Our readers chime in on a number of subjects, and point out an error.


Writer Deborah Krol provides some excellent advice on seeking out

Native elders and coaxing them to tell the ordinary, but fascinating,

details of their lives before their stories are gone forever.

On The Wind

A Native astronaut blasts off; and Wintu life explored in a new museum.

Plus, other important news from the arts, business, environment,

education, politics, health and other realms of life in Indian Country.

By Daniel Gibson.


We head to the Phoenix area for two events: the West Valley

Invitational Native American Arts Festival and the Scottsdale Indian

Artists of America Show. Plus, details on other special events of

Native interest across North America. By Daniel Gibson.

Spirit of the Harvest

Using corn husks to cook in is an ancient Native custom that imparts

subtle flavors to fish, vegetables and other foods, as found in some

mouth-watering delicacies described here. By Beverly Cox and Martin



We take a trip to the North Country lakes of Minnesota seeking out

outstanding paintings, baskets, birchbark work, moccasins and other

arts and crafts of local Native artists at Ojibwe Reflections. Also,

brief looks at other exhibitions at leading Native arts–oriented

galleries throughout North America. By Russ Tall Chief (Osage).


We explore a fascinating exhibition titled Out of the Silence: The Enduring Power of Totem Poles,

showing at the Burke Museum in Seattle through Sept. 1. Also, previews

of other exhibitions coast to coast. By Wendy Weston (Navajo).

Film & Video

Our reviewer gives a big thumbs-up to director, writer and producer Valerie Red-Horse’s documentary on the Navajo Code Talkers, True Whispers, as well as The Great American Foot Race, a look back at the young Cherokee Andy Payne, who won a cross-country foot race in 1928. By David Claudio Iglesias (Kuna).


We spend some time around the drum with the unique, and somewhat

controversial, all-woman powwow group The Mankillers; check out new

releases from the wonderful Jim Boyd and rappers Litefoot and

Shadowyze; and touch on new work by Eli Secody, Joanne Shenandoah and

R. Carlos Nakai as well as a compilation from Sunshine Records. By j.


Object Name journal
Title Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways, Vol. 16 No. 2; January/February 2003
Published Date January/February 2003
Physical Description 8 x 11 inch softcover, 80 pp.; color images
Catalog Number 2015.2.573
Imagefile 093\20152573.JPG
LCNO E75 .N398 v.16(2) 2003
Published Place Phoenix
Publisher Native Peoples