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ON THE COVER


Alex and Ken Seowtewa’s kachina paintings bring Zuni Pueblo

spirituality into the old mission church in Zuni, New Mexico. Photo by

Suzanne Page.





ON THE BACK COVER


Lester Erhardt dries salmon on a rack along Alaska’s Yukon River. The

fish will feed his more than 65 sled dogs. Photo by Rob Stapleton.





FEATURES





Adding a Breath to Zuni Life


Alex Seowtewa ambitiously sets out to paint three entire walls of Our

Lady of Guadalupe Church at Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico with depictions of

the traditional Zuni kachina pantheon. By Ken Seowtewa (Zuni Pueblo),

who has been assisting his father Alex with the kachina paintings in

since 1977. Photos by Susanne Page, co-author of Hopi (Northland Press,

1982).





Pipestone


The stone quarries of southwestern Minnesota, particularly those near

the town of Pipestone, have for centuries produced much of the most

acclaimed raw material for Native American pipe makers. By Jacqueline

Wiora Sletto. Photos by Bjorn Sletto.





Shared Visions


Part three of excerpts from a major exhibition and catalog of a touring

collection of leading Native fine artists of the late 20th century

organized by the Heard Museum of Phoenix. Edited by Rennard Strickland

(Osage/Cherokee) and Margaret Archuleta (Tewa/Hispanic), with art by

Harry Fonseca (Nisenan Maidu/Hawaiian/Portuguese), T.C. Cannon (Kiowa),

Bob Haozous (Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache), Helen Hardin (Santa Clara

Pueblo), Fritz Scholder (Luiseño), Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Flathead),

James Lavadour (Walla Walla), R.C. Gorman (Navajo), Rick Bartow (Yurok)

and Frank LaPena (Nomtipom Wintu).





Inti Raymi: Festival of the Sun


Join the dramatic annual spectacle of this large and ancient gathering

in Cuzco, Peru. By Jerry D. Moore. Photos by Virginia Ferrero and D.

Donne Bryant.





Roadways to Native America: Alaska


The northwest region of Alaska, home of the Inupiat people, is explored. Story and photos by Rob Stapleton.





DEPARTMENTS





Guest Essay


A vision of cautious hope is laid out as America marks the 500th

anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in America. By Eddie F.

Brown, director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.





NMAI Report


A new column reporting the efforts to create the proposed National

Museum of the American Indian—a new approach is outlined to create the

museum and its exhibits—consulting with those portrayed.





Book Reviews


Kachina Dolls: The Art of Hopi Carvers, by Helga Teiwes; Monster Slayer: A Navajo Folktale, retold by Vee Brown; and Spirit of the Harvest: North American Indian Cooking, by Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs. By Alan Tack.