Issue No. 4, Fall 2014



Issue No. 4, Fall 2014



  • Cahuilla Basketry, by Bryn Barabas Potter
  • Jagua Body Art by Vanessa Elmore (Colombian-American)
  • James Luna’s Archive at IAIA, by Kim Baca
    (Diné/Santa Clara Pueblo)


  • The Challenges of Judging Native Art, by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation)

Artist Profiles

  • Pilar Agoyo, Ohkay Owingeh-Cochiti-Kewa Pueblo Fashion Design, by RoseMary Diaz (Santa Clara Pueblo)
  • Troy Jackson, Cherokee Nation ceramic sculptor, by Roy Boney Jr. (Cherokee Nation)
  • Melissa Melero, Northern Paiute-Modoc mixed media artist, by Jean Merz-Edwards
  • Kevin Pourier, Oglala Lakota buffalo horn carver and jeweler, by Mary Bordeaux (Sicangu Lakota)

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  • Exploring Native Graphic Design: Mark Rutledge, by Neebinnaukzhik Southall (Rama Chippewa)
  • Recent Developments: News, by FAAM Staff
  • Seven Directions: Tania Willard (Secwepemc Nation)
  • In Memoriam: Alex Seowtewa (Zuni), by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation)
    Frank Sheridan (Southern Cheyenne), by Teri Greeves (Kiowa)
  • Literature+Art: poetry by Laura Da’ (Eastern Shawnee) + collages by Heidi Bigknife (Shawnee Tribe)
  • Exhibit Reviews:
    • We Honor: The Art of Activism, by Thollem McDonas
    • Storytelling: The Contemporary Native Art Biennial, 2nd edition, by Rhonda Meier
    • Before and After the Horizon Anishinaabe of the Great Lakes, by Kelly Church (Odawa-Ojibwe)
    • ARTiculations in Print, by Alex J. Peña (Comanche/Pawnee/San Ildefonso)
    • Will Wilson, by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation)
    • Adaslā: The Movement of Hands, by India Young
  • Book Reviews:
    • Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork, by Lois Sherr Dubin, reviewed by America Meredith
    • Gashka’oode (Tangled), Dolleen Manning, editor, reviewed by Suzanne Newman Fricke, PhD
  • Video Review: Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan, by Nicholas Galanin, reviewed by Matthew Ryan Smith, PhD

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