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
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.
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,
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.
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.
Roadways to Native America: Alaska
The northwest region of Alaska, home of the Inupiat people, is explored. Story and photos by Rob Stapleton.
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.
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.
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.