ON THE COVER
Fancy dancer John Windy Boy rests briefly during an intertribal dance
at Connecticut’s major powwow, Schemitzun. Photo by Chris Roberts.
Native Seeds Search
The preservation of traditional crops, seeds and farming methods that
have sustained Native Americans for eons is the work of a remarkable
nonprofit organization called Native Seeds/SEARCH based in Tucson,
Arizona. By Charles Lohrmann. Photos by John Running.
The depth and complexity of the paintings, engravings and other works
of art by painter and engraver Helen Hardin (Santa Clara Pueblo), who
passed away tragically in 1984, withstand the test of time. By Gary
A Time to Listen
Two historic meetings between federal officials, including President
Bill Clinton, and Native leaders open a new era in federal-tribal
relations. By Deenise Becenti (Navajo). Photos by Paul Natonabah.
Voladores: The Flying Men of Papantla
The captivating spectacle of this pre-Columbian fertility ritual
involving Totonac Indians hanging from ropes while whirling down off a
huge pole is captured during a festival in the Mexican state of
Veracruz. By Sabine Vendrely. Photos by Patricia Estay.
An outstanding exhibit of historic and contemporary beaded handbags by
Colombian Plateau artisans drawn from the Elaine Horwitch Collection
goes on view at the Heard Museum. By Gloria Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw).
A profile of the Pequot Tribe’s Feast of Green Corn and Dance, in
Hartford, Connecticut, the largest powwow in the East. Story and photos
by Chris Roberts.
The president of the United States invites American Indian leaders to
the White House for an unprecedented meeting and address. By President
Spirit of the Harvest
The story of succotash, made from the Mother Food of the Western Hemisphere: corn. By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs.
News on the development of the National Museum of the American Indian—new secretary named to Smithsonian Institution.
Howling Wolf and the History of Ledger Art, by Joyce M. Szabo; Reclaiming History: Ledger Drawings by the Assiniboine Artist Hongeeyesa, by Valerie Robertson with Charlotte Nahbixie and John Haywahe; and Full Worm Moon, by Margo Lemieux with illustrations by Andrew Parker. By Alan Tack.
Hidden Nation by Keepsake Productions and Human Rites by Spotted Eagle. By David Claudio Iglesias (Kuna).