Indigenous art. Indigenous perspectives.

Issue No. 2, Spring 2014


Cover art by Carla Hemlock (Mohawk).

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  • Allan Houser: Reflections on My Grandfather, by Emily A. Haozous, PhD, RN (Ft. Sill Apache), 36–39
  • The Theme of Dance in Allan Houser’s Sculptures, by Jeanine Belgodère, 40–43
  • Healing Through the Creative Process: Art Therapy in Indian Country, by RoseMary Diaz (Santa Clara Pueblo), 44–47
  • Travels to China: Artists Sustain Traditions Using the Universal Language of Art, by Staci Golar, 48–51
  • Cuzco School: Andean Visions in Oils and Gold, by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), 52–59

Artist Profiles

Cuzco School

Attributed to the School of Diego Quispe Tito (Quechua), “La Virgen Inmaculada,” ca. 1650, oil and gold on canvas, Cuzco, Peru. Image courtesy of Peyton Wright Gallery.

  • Ben Aleck: Northern Paiute Painter and Draftsman, by Melissa Melero (Northern Paiute/Modoc), 14–17
  • Radmilla Cody: Navajo Singer and Activist, by Reid Gómez (Navajo), 18–23
  • Carla Hemlock: Mohawk Quilter, by Teri Greeves (Kiowa), 24–29
  • Da-ka-xeen Mehner: Tlingit-Nisga’a Photographer and Interdisciplinary Artist, by Anna Hoover (Unangax), 30–35


  • Editor’s Greetings, by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), 4
  • Letters, by Julia Edmonds (Kiowa/Caddo) and Angelica Gallegos, 5
  • Contributing Writers, 6–7
  • Recent Developments, 8–9
  • Opinion | Sustaining Black Ash Traditions, by Kelly Church (Grand Traverse Odawa-Ojibwe), 10
  • Seven Directions: heather ahtone (Chickasaw/Choctaw), 11
  • Exploring Native Graphic Design: Design in Academic Settings, by Neebinnaukzhik Southall (Rama Chippewa), 12–13
  • Exhibition Reviews
    • Anchorage: Dena’inaq Huch’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, by Nadia Jackinsky-Sethi, PhD (Alutiiq), 60–62
    • Copenhagen: Blok P: Final Salute, Nordatlantens Brygge, by David Winfield Norman, 62–63
    • Copenhagen: Greenland: Head for the Centre of the World, Danish Architecture Centre, 63–65
    • Toronto: Baby Blue: Work by Chandra Melting Tallow, Whippersnapper Gallery, by Gloria Bell (Métis), 65–66
    • Toronto: Lovesick Child, A Space Gallery, imagineNATIVE Film+ Media Arts Festival, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, by Matthew Ryan Smith, PhD, 66–67
    • Vancouver: Indian Candy, Winsor Gallery, by Gloria Bell (Métis)
  • Advice | Art and Object Conservation: Caring for Featherwork, by Jessie Ryker-Crawford (White Earth Chippewa), 74–75
  • Poetry by dg okpik (Inupiaq), 76–77
  • Photo Essay | Chilkat River Studies, by John Hagen (Aleut/Inupiaq), 76–77
  • Book Reviews
    • Arapaho Women’s Quillwork: Motion, Life, and Creativity, by Jeffrey D. Anderson (University of Oklahoma Press, 2013), review by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), 69–70
    • Hemispheres: Visual Cultures of the Americas, Volume VI, India Young, editor (University of New Mexico, 2013), review by Suzanne Newman Fricke, PhD, 71
    • Charles Edenshaw, Robin K. Wright, Daina Augaitis, and Jim Hart, Eds. (Black Dog Publishing, 2013), review by Stephanie Pratt, PhD (Cow Creek Dakota), 72
    • In the Spirit of the Ancestors: Contemporary Northwest Coast Art at the Burke Museum, Robin K. Wright and Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, eds. (University of Washington Press, 2015), review by Neebinnaukzhik Southall (Rama Chippewa), 73
  • In Memoriam
    • Sherman Chaddlesone (Kiowa), by Arvo Mikkanen (Kiowa/Comanche), 78
    • LaVerna (Laverne) Goldtooth (Navajo), by Leatrice Armstrong and by RoseMary Diaz (Santa Clara Pueblo), 79
  • Classified Ads, 80



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