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Accession number 2015.2
Call# E75 .N398 v.22(3) 2009
Summary "Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways", Vol. 22 No. 3; May/June 2009

Artist Craig Kelly (Navajo) was a senior at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe when this photo was taken in spring 2008. Kelly, a jeweler who creates 3-D work out of mixed media, has since received a fellowship from the North Carolina-based Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. The selection—he was one of ten artists picked from 64 applicants—came with a $15,000 stipend to further his career. Using knowledge derived from his certification in aviation manufacturing, the artist is putting together a new body of work, incorporating carbon fibers and other exotic materials. He grew up in Church Rock, NM and now lives in Albuquerque. Photo by Julien McRoberts.


And the Winners Are…
A look at the work and lives of prize-winning artists of the 2008 Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and Festival: Jeweler and Best of Show winner Benson Manygoats (Diné), textile artist Faye Lone (Seneca), painter Amado Peña (Pascua Yaqui), potter Glendora Fragua (Jemez Pueblo) and bead artisan Frank Sheridan (Cheyenne/Arapaho). By Gussie Fauntleroy.

Helen Cox Kersting Collection
Meet Helen Cox Kersting, who recently donated a major collection of American Indian art and objects to the Eiteljorg Museum. By Amy Abrams.

And the Beat Goes On: Music at Eiteljorg Market 2009
Details on the 2009 Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and Festival in Indianapolis,
with an emphasis on this year’s musical performers. By Cindy Dashnaw.

Growing Native Artists
Not content sitting on its laurels as the preeminent school for Native American arts, the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe develops new programs, facilities and personnel. By Gregory Pleshaw.

Going Big: Photographer Walter BigBee
A photo essay of the work of photographer Walter BigBee (Comanche).


Letters to the Editor
Readers chime in on articles about the Hopi, Buffy Sainte-Marie and the term “Native American,” and provide some details about the hazards of collecting eagle feathers.

On The Wind
Farmer and material culture expert Richard Goodridge (Maricopa/Apache) of Arizona is a walking, talking encyclopedia of ancient knowledge; Maria Samora (Taos Pueblo) is selected as the 2009 Santa Fe Indian Market poster artist. Also, other important news in the arts, education, the environment, business, politics, sports, health and other realms of life in Indian Country. By Daniel Gibson.

We head to Oklahoma City for the annual Red Earth celebration. Plus details on other special events of Native interest across North America. By Daniel Gibson.

Spirit of the Harvest
Join us at the Minwanjige Café for some “good eats” on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota, and try the recipe for wild rice–maple bread with strawberry butter. By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Another profile in our series “The Great Chiefs” features the gifted orator Chief Seattle. By Gregory McNamee.

We tour the small but exquisite Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, which on May 17 opens a stellar exhibition, Through Their Eyes: Paintings from the Santa Fe Indian School, featuring paintings from the Charlotte G. Mittler Collection. Also, notes on other museum exhibitions coast to coast. By Wendy Weston (Diné).

The Maslak McLeod Gallery in Toronto is a family affair, reflected both in its staff and in its multigenerational clans of artists representing fine Native art of the Woodlands school and the Arctic region. Also, brief looks at other Native-oriented galleries throughout the continent. By Russ Tall Chief (Osage).

Mato Nanji (Nakota), leader of the band Indigenous, is a living, breathing “guitar hero” in the mold of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn, as seen in this profile. Plus reviews of New Moon Born by Jana Mashonee, Winding Through the Milky Way by Joy Harjo and ksa by Ghosthorse. By j. Poet.

Our resident expert inspects a fine example of Maricopa (Pee Posh) redware created by the acclaimed potter Mary Juan (1892–1977) and a lovely birchbark and porcupine quill box from an Ojibwe artisan. By Christy Vezolles (Shawnee)

Object Name journal
Title Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways, Vol. 22 No. 3; May/June 2009
Published Date May/June 2009
Physical Description 8 x 11 inch softcover, 64 pp.; color images
Catalog Number 2015.2.584
Imagefile 094\20152584.JPG
LCNO E75 .N398 v.22(3) 2009
Published Place Phoenix
Publisher Native Peoples