Indigenous art. Indigenous perspectives.

Issue No. 4, Fall 2014


FAAM No. 4 cover art by Troy Jackson (Cherokee Nation).

Issue No. 4, Fall 2014

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  • Cahuilla Basketry: An Enduring Legacy, by Bryn Barabas Potter, 50–59
  • Let It Sink In: The Art of Jagua by Vanessa Elmore, with photo shoot by Stephen Lang, 64–69
  • Jagua Tips, by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), 67
  • Sharing His Legacy: James Luna Donates His Archives to IAIA, by Kim Baca (Diné/Santa Clara Pueblo), 70–73
  • Jaune Quick-to-See Smith Shares Advice on Creating An Artist’s Archive, by Kim Baca (Diné/Santa Clara Pueblo), 73
Sue Hill (Cahuilla-Luiseño)

Sue Hill (Cahuilla-Luiseño, 1951–2014) with her whirlwind basket and a smaller whirlwind basketry hair clip, Los Angeles, 2009. Photo: Bryn Potter.

Artist Profiles

  • Pilar Agoyo: Ohkay Owingeh-Cochiti-Kewa Pueblo Fashion Designer, by RoseMary Diaz (Santa Clara Pueblo), 26–31
  • Troy Jackson: Cherokee Nation Ceramic Sculptor, by Roy Boney Jr. (Cherokee Nation), 32–37
  • Melissa Melero: Northern Paiute-Modoc Mixed Media Artist, by Jean Merz-Edwards, 38–43
  • Kevin Pourier: Kevin Pourier: Oglala Lakota Buffalo Horn Carver and Jeweler, by Mary Bordeaux (Sicangu-Oglala Lakota), 44–49


  • Recent Developments, by FAAM Staff, 20–21
  • Seven Directions: Tania Willard (Secwepemc Nation), 22–23
  • Exploring Native Graphic Design | The Making of a Designer: Mark Rutledge, by Neebinnaukzhik Southall (Rama Chippewa), 24–25
  • Opinion | The Challenges of Judging Native Art, by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), 60–63
  • Art+Lit | Poetry by Laura Da’ (Eastern Shawnee) + collages by Heidi Bigknife (Shawnee Tribe), 88–89
    • The Points of Beginning, poem by Laura Da’ (Eastern Shawnee), 88
    • Metes and Bounds, poem by Laura Da’ (Eastern Shawnee), 88
    • Chains and Links, poem by Laura Da’ (Eastern Shawnee), 89
    • Historical Citations, poem by Laura Da’ (Eastern Shawnee), 89
  • In Memoriam
    • Alex Seowtewa (Zuni, 1932–2014), by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), 90–91
    • Frank Sheridan (Southern Cheyenne, 1950–2014), by Teri Greeves (Kiowa), 91


  • Exhibition Reviews
    • Albuquerque, We Honor: The Art of Activism, Warehouse 508, by Thollem McDonas, 74–75
    • Montreal, Storytelling: The Contemporary Native Art Biennial, 2nd edition, Art Mûr, Stewart Hall Art Gallery, and Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters, by Rhonda Meier, 75–76
    • New York, Before and After the Horizon Anishinaabe of the Great Lakes, National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center, by Kelly Church (Odawa-Ojibwe), 77–78
    • New York, Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse, National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, by Gloria Bell, 78–79
      Santa Fe, ARTiculations in Print, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, by Alex J. Peña, 79–80
      Santa Fe, Will Wilson
      , Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), 81–82
    • Victoria, Adaslā: The Movement of Hands, Legacy Gallery, University of Victoria, by India Young, 82–84
  • Book Reviews
    • Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork, Lois S. Dubin (Autry National Center and University of Washington Press, 2014), review by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), 84–85
    • Gashka’oode (Tangled), Dolleen R. Manning, editor (Forest City Gallery, 2014), review by Suzanne Newman Fricke, PhD, 85–86
  • Video Art Review
    • Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan, by Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit-Unangax), reviewed by Matthew Ryan Smith, PhD, 87



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