|Call#||E75 .N398 v.18(5) 2005|
"Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways", Vol. 18 No. 5; September/October 2005
ON THE COVER
Rulan Tangen (Metis) is one of the stable of high-energy,
talented and ambitious young Native contemporary dancers taking the
world’s stages by storm. Fashions by Marama—Kingi Davis and Tracey
Lloydd (Ngapuhi Tribe, Aotearoa). Photo by Richard Bluecloud Castaneda
(Salt River Pima).
New Forms for Contemporary Dance
American dance is usually associated with powwow and traditional dance
forms, but a rapidly growing cadre of dance troupes and individuals is
taking Indian dance into entirely new realms while paying respect to
their Native roots. Profiles of Rosalie Jones (Pembina/Chippewa), Raoul
Trujillo (Apache/Ute/French Canadian/Latino), Alejandro Ronceria
(Suesca/Sogamoso), Sandra Laronde (Anishinaabe), Santee Smith (Mohawk)
and Rulan Tangen (Métis). By Hollis Walker.
Museum Exhibition Extraordinaire
A new exhibition, Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2,
opening in New York City in September at the Museum of Arts &
Design, lifts Native arts out of the designation of provincial and
craft to their rightful place alongside other contemporary world arts.
By Ellen Taubman and David McFadden.
These tiny carved figurines, generally of animals, have been
captivating the public for decades, as exemplified in the works of four
Zuni Pueblo carving families: Leekya, Weahkee, Quam/Quandelacy and
Cheama. Plus, some history on fetishes’ sacred origins, a list of other
notable fetish carvers and buying tips. By Gregory Schaaf, Ph.D.
Identity: Who’s an Indian?
Perhaps no issue is of greater importance and divisiveness than the
question of who is—and isn’t—an Indian. Who determines this, and what
happens in cases of tribal disenrollment, missing records and “mixed
bloods.” Illustrated with contemporary art from a handful of artists
exploring these questions: Richard Ray Whitman, Fritz Scholder, Roxanne
Swentzell and Perry Eaton. By Patti Talahongva (Hopi).
Anita Tsosie: Weaving a Charmed Life
We visit with the 2004 Santa Fe Indian Market Best of Show winner, the
talented weaver Anita Tsosie (Navajo). By Tina Deschenie (Navajo).
Photos by Dale Anderson.
Native Roots & Rhythms
For 21 years, the annual Native Roots & Rhythms concerts in Santa
Fe, held during Indian Market, have been wowing crowds with their
mixture of contemporary and traditional music, dance, comedy and other
performing arts. A look back and at this year’s show. By Steve Terrell.
Photos by Lee Hyeoma (Hopi).
We hear from readers about Floyd Red Crow Westerman and tribal economic
development opportunities, and from the family of Elwood Reynolds.
On the Wind
Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo) is becoming a brand name with the
potter’s major move into high fashion and jewelry, and we look at the
Lannan Foundation’s important work. 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.
Hook up with us as we visit the Cherokee Nation Fair, the Oklahoma
tribe’s big annual bash. Plus details on other special events of Native
interest across North America. By Daniel Gibson.
Spirit of the Harvest
Fashion designer Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo) can also stitch
together a fine meal based on her roots but extended in novel
directions, much like her fine apparel, as in sushi duck tamales with
berry sauce. By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs.
Hanal Pixan, the Mayan Ritual
of the Dead, is revived for its first public presentation in 30 years
at the Mayan ruins of El Rey near Cancún, Mexico. Plus details on other
sites of Mayan interest in the area. By Colleen Fliedner and Karen
Dick Howard has been collecting Pueblo pottery for more than 51 years
and says it may be another 51 before he exhausts his interest, as
expressed in his amazing collection in his Santa Fe home. By Dottie
Indyke. Photos by Kitty Leaken.
Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe hosts a series of major exhibitions
preceding and during Indian Market, including the fabulous work of
Tammy Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo) and Preston Singletary (Tlingit).
Also, brief looks at other Native-oriented galleries throughout the
continent. By Russ Tall Chief (Osage).
We go “up East” to the Abbe Museum of Bar Harbor, Maine to check out the unusual and fascinating exhibition Mocotaugan: The Story and Art of the Crooked Knife. Also, notes on other museum exhibitions coast to coast. By Wendy Weston (Diné).
Jamie “Makwabid” Mehigan (Abenaki) explores his Eastern Woodlands roots and Native language in Wampum Road, a rare work that combines his Native musical heritage and contemporary forms. Plus, reviews of Flash of a Firefly by Jana, Skywoman: A Symphonic Odyssey of Iroquois Legends by Joanne Shenandoah, and Traditional Songs of the Salt River Pima by Earl Ray. By j poet.
Our books editor presents reviews of a handful of books ranging from
children’s stories to a book about Native children’s books. By Deborah
Utacia Krol (Salinan/Esselen).
|Title||Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways, Vol. 18 No. 5; September/October 2005|
|Published Date||September/October 2005|
|Physical Description||8 x 11 inch softcover, 96 pp.; color images|
|LCNO||E75 .N398 v.18(5) 2005|