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Accession number 2015.2
Call# E75 .N398 v.23(5) 2010
Summary "Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways", Vol. 23 No. 5; September/October 2010

Jeweler Kenneth Johnson (Muscogee/Seminole) is one of a handful of notable contemporary Native jewelers producing cutting-edge rings and other forms of jewelry. See related story p. 32. Photo and styling by Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo), best known for his outstanding works in pottery and fashion (see “Galleries,” this issue). Kenneth is wearing the 2010 VO Signature T-Shirt by Virgil Ortiz.


Guardians of Authenticity
With the sale of fake Native arts and crafts taking an ever-larger bite out of the pocketbooks of authentic Indian artisans, the role of the Albuquerque-based Indian Arts and Crafts Association has never been more vital. A look at their work, plus tips on how to avoid getting scammed. By Patty Talahongva (Hopi).

The Ring Cycle
A dozen contemporary Native jewelers—Veronica Benally (Navajo), Shawn Bluejacket (Shawnee), David Gaussoin (Picuris Pueblo/Navajo/French), Vernon Haskie (Navajo), Shane Hendren (Navajo), Amelia Joe-Chandler (Navajo), Kenneth Johnson (Muscogee/Seminole), Jesse Monongya (Navajo/Hopi), Emery Ohmsatte (Zuni Pueblo), Robin Waynee (Saginaw Chippewa), Leo Yazzie (Navajo) and Raymond Yazzie (Navajo)—produce an eye-dazzling array of rings for the Santa Fe Indian Market and collectors worldwide. By Dexter Cirillo, Ph.D.

Havasupai Blood: Battle for Academic and Genetic Justice
An issue critics call a case of institutional vampirism pits a small tribe of Arizona, the Havasupai, against medical researchers from Arizona State University. By Patty Talahongva (Hopi).


One reader writes about the efforts of Virginia tribes to achieve federal recognition, while another touches on the Freedmen of the Cherokee Tribe of Oklahoma and the issue of people of mixed African American and Native ancestry. And, we correct a recipe ingredients list from the May/June issue.

Slowly but inexorably, through increased discussion and awareness, the condition of the world’s Native cultures is taking its rightful place at the table of international affairs. By Tonya Gonnella Frichner (Onondaga).

On The Wind
Nike helps Indian youth to “just do it,” Jim Bialac donates a world-class Native art collection to the University of Oklahoma, and artist Nelda Schrupp (Pheasant Rump Nakota) recovers some stolen artworks. Plus, important news in the arts, education, environment, business, politics, sports, health and other realms of life in Indian Country. By Daniel Gibson.

The Big Island of Hawaii is home to a new Native arts group, Hawaiian Ohana for Education in the Arts, which hosts its second annual Fine Arts Market in late September. Plus details on other special events of Native interest across North America. By Daniel Gibson.

Spirit of the Harvest
Chef Shane Chartrand (Cree) of L2 Grill in Edmonton, Alberta has spent 20 years perfecting his culinary skills, as seen in this recipe for seared sea scallops with parsnip-truffle purée. By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs.

Tour with us the expansive Native lands and attractions of the Big Sky Country of Montana, guided by a Native son. By Adrian Jawort (Northern Cheyenne).

George and Grace Marsik of Santa Fe have spent a lifetime pursuing, purchasing, trading and selling rare and beautiful works of Native art, creating a lifetime of memories and a huge stable of comrades in the field. Story and photos by Kitty Leaken.

An artistic pathfinder of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, painter Acee Blue Eagle (Muscogee Creek/Pawnee/Wichita) led the way for many other famous Native artists. By Tamara Liegerot Elder (Cherokee).

The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center at the Anchorage Museum opens its doors with the exhibition Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska. Also, notes on other museum exhibitions coast to coast. By Wendy Weston (Diné).

Shiprock Santa Fe presents a group show of jewelers, a one-man exhibition of clay works by Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo) titled REVOLT, and other premier works by Native artists in the lead-up to, and during, this year’s Santa Fe Indian Market. Plus brief looks at other Native-
oriented galleries throughout the continent. By Russ Tall Chief (Osage).

Moving Images
The unusual and poignant documentary Summer Sun Winter Moon illustrates the collaboration of Blackfeet educator and musician Darrell Kipp and composer Robert Kapilow as they create a symphonic piece to commemorate the Lewis and Clark Expedition. We also review the powerful feature film Kissed By Lightning, starring Kateri Walker and directed by Shelley Niro. By David C. Iglesias (Kuna).

Sit down with us for a conversation with the musical master Bill Miller (Mohican), a three-time Grammy Award winner, as he wraps up work on his Spirit Wind quartet of CDs. We also review Dancing into Silence by R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton and Will Clipman; Noble Red Man: Lakota Wisdomkeeper Mathew King by Harvey Arden; and Rain in July by Alex E. Smith, Cheevers Toppah and Nitanis “Kit” Landry. By J. Poet.

Our resident expert investigates a Zuni fetish bowl, perhaps made by the esteemed Edna Leki, and a lovely Navajo turquoise pendant. By Christy Vezolles (Shawnee).

Object Name journal
Title Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways, Vol. 23 No. 5; September/October 2010
Published Date September/October 2010
Physical Description 8 x 11 inch softcover, 64 pp.; color images
Catalog Number 2015.2.580
Imagefile 094\20152580.JPG
LCNO E75 .N398 v.23(5) 2010
Published Place Phoenix
Publisher Native Peoples