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Accession number 2015.2
Call# E75 .N398 v.18(5) 2005
Summary "Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways", Vol. 18 No. 5; September/October 2005

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).

Object Name journal
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
Catalog Number 2015.2.602
Imagefile 094\20152602.JPG
LCNO E75 .N398 v.18(5) 2005
Published Place Phoenix
Publisher Native Peoples