Indigenous art. Indigenous perspectives.

Issue No. 7, Summer 2015

FAAM No. 7, Summer 2015

Cover art by Keri Ataumbi (Kiowa). Photo: Stephen Lang.

Issue No. 7, Summer 2015

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  • Opening the Water Highway: Tribal Canoe Journeys as an Honor Song for American Indian People, by Misty Ellingburg (Shoalwater Bay Tribe), 16–21
  • Raising Our Canoe, poem by Misty Ellingburg (Shoalwater Bay Tribe), 21
  • The Talent and Tradition of Catawba Potters, by Michole Eldred (Catawba/Eastern Cherokee descent), 22–28
  • From the Birthplace of the World: The Solar Map Project and the Ancestral Stone Inscriptions of Eastern Paraguay, by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), 30–37
  • Walking With Our Sisters: A Commemorative Art Installation, by Denise Neil-Binion (Delaware Tribe/Cherokee Nation), 38–43

Artist Profiles

  • Keri Ataumbi: Kiowa-Comanche Jeweler and Painter, by Michele Cook, 44–49
  • Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez: Quechua Textile Artist, by Staci Golar, 50–55
  • Nicholas Galanin: Tlingit-Unangax Interdisciplinary Artist, by Matthew Ryan Smith, PhD, 56–61
  • Inuk Silis Høegh: Kalaaleq Filmmaker and Interdisciplinary Artist, by David Winfield Norman, 62–67


  • Letters to FAAM, by Martha Berry (Cherokee Nation) and Ron Anderson (Choctaw Nation/Chickasaw), 7
  • Recent Developments, by FAAM Staff, 10–11
  • Seven Directions | Jason Asenap (Comanche/Muscogee), 12–13
  • Exploring Native Graphic Design | Chad Earles: Caddo Visual Communicator, by Neebinnaukzhik Southall (Rama Chippewa), 14–15
  • Art + Lit | RoseMary Diaz (Santa Clara Pueblo) and Walter BigBee (Comanche), 84–87
    • RoseMary Diaz: Santa Clara Pueblo Tewa Writer, by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), 84–85
    • Near the Water’s Edge, prose by RoseMary Diaz (Santa Clara Pueblo), 86–87
    • Near the Water’s Edge, photograph by Walter Bigbee (Comanche) and bio, 87
  • In Memoriam
    • Jeri Ah-be-hill (Kiowa-Comanche, 1933–2015), by Teri Greeves (Kiowa), 88
    • Margarete Bagshaw (Santa Clara Pueblo descent, 1964–2014), by RoseMary Diaz (Santa Clara Pueblo), 89
    • Gerónima Cruz Montoya (Ohkay Owingeh, 1915–2015), by Matthew J. Martinez, PhD (Ohkay Owingeh), 90
  • Opinion | The Indigenous Future of Our Children, by Bob Haozous (Chiricahua Apache), 91
    Advice | Get Your Art Online, by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), 92–93

Reviews and Report

Exhibition Reviews

  • Davis, California, Listening to the Stone: Original Inuit Art, C.N. Gorman Museum, by Zelma Long, 68–69
  • Denver, The Art of Indigenous Resistance: Inspiring the Protection of Mother Earth, Knew Conscious Gallery, by Thollem McDonas, 69–70
  • St. Augustine, Florida, Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, by heather ahtone (Chickasaw/Choctaw), 71–72
  • St. Paul, Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, Minnesota History Center, by Mason Riddle, 72–73
  • Scottsdale, southwestNET: Postcommodity, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, by Cathy Short (Citizen Potawatomi), 73–74
  • Tucson, Regarding Curtis, Arizona State Museum, by Scott W. Hale, 75–76

Book Reviews

  • The Colors of the New World: Artists, Materials, and the Creation of the Florentine Codex, Diana Magaloni Kerpel (Getty Publications, 2014), review by John Torres Nez, PhD (Navajo), 76
  • Hopi Silver, Hopi Gold: 12 Contemporary Jewelers, Zena Pearlstone (Schiffer Publishing, 2014), review by Jean Merz-Edwards, 77–78
  • Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form, 50th Anniversary Edition, Bill Holm (University of Washington Press, 2014), review by India Young, 78–79
  • Perspectives and Parallels: Expanding Interpretive Foundations with American Indian Curators and Writers, Joanna Bigfeather and Amy Lonetree, eds. (University of Minnesota, Duluth, 2014), review by Suzanne Newman Fricke, PhD, 79–80
  • The Visual Language of Wabanaki Art, Jeanne Morningstar Kent (The History Press, 2014), review by John Torres Nez, PhD (Navajo), 89

Music Review

  • Native North America (Vol. 1), Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966–1985, Light in the Attic Records, 2014, review by Thollem McDonas, 81–82


  • Álamos, Sonora, Mexico, Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado, by Cathy Short (Citizen Potawatomi), 82–83

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