ON THE COVER
Tawny Hale (Navajo/Lakota) of Los Angeles, a member of the American
Indian Dance Theatre since 2003, is dressed for a ladies’ fancy shawl
dance. She is one of the many professionals presenting traditional
Native dance across the Americas. Photo by Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie
(Diné/Seminole/ Muskogee), courtesy AIDT.
Return of the Wild
Many tribal governments are embarking on ambitious ecological
restoration programs to protect endangered wildlife. We visit the Nez
Perce gray wolf recovery project, the Yakama Nation shrub-steppe
program for sage-grouse, the Iowa Tribe’s eagle aviary, and the
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs’ chinook salmon effort. Plus
details on six other endeavors elsewhere. By Ben Ikenson.
Making Shelter: Native Architectural Traditions
Over eons, Native peoples throughout the Americas developed effective
yet often ingeniously simple housing structures to keep themselves
protected from the elements, as we see among peoples of the Great
Plains, the Arctic, woodlands and deserts in this historic survey. By
Greg McNamee. Photos by Edward S. Curtis, among others.
Native Architects: Building A New World
Today’s practicing Native architects are ranked among the top
professionals in the field as they strive to meld modern science and
engineering with traditional knowledge, as noted in the careers of
Douglas Cardinal (Blackfeet/Metis), Janet Carpio (Isleta Pueblo/Laguna
Pueblo), John Paul Jones (Cherokee/Choctaw), Dyron Murphy (Navajo),
Robert Outland (Choctaw) and Patrick Stewart (Nisga’a). By Patty
Traditional Native Dance, Past and Present
We delve into the roots of traditional dance practices across North
America and profile a handful of active dance troupes presenting
traditional dance: the Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, the Chinle Valley
Singers, the American Indian Dance Theater and the Le-La-La Dancers. By
Colleen M. Payton.
3 Worthy Fellows
Profiles of three 2006 fellowship winners chosen by the SWAIA: jeweler
Darrell Jumbo (Diné), weaver Mona Laughing (Diné) and stained-glass
artisan Angela Babby (Lakota). Plus, details on the 2006 Santa Fe
Indian Market. By Gussie Fauntleroy.
Contemporary Native designers Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo), the
Gaussoin family, Kathy Elk Woman Whitman (Mandan), Pilar Agoyo (San
Juan) and Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo) are stretching creative
boundaries. The author suggests that the Internet can be a field help
Natives self-actualize their own empowerment—one digital file at a
time. By Susan Heard.
The author suggests that the Internet can be a field help Natives
self-actualize their own empowerment—one digital file at a time.
By Kade L. Twist (Cherokee).
On the Wind
Film and television developments, a profile of a hair stylist to the
stars, and windbreaks on the Great Plains. Also, other important news
in the arts, education, the environment, business, politics, sports,
health and other realms of life in Indian Country. By Daniel Gibson.
We drop in on what is billed as the largest Indian festival in North
America: Milwaukee’s Indian Summer Festival. Plus details on other
special events of Native interest across North America. By Daniel
Spirit of the Harvest
As the Native art world gathers in Santa Fe for Indian Market, we take
a detour to sample some of the delicious fare of Norma Naranjo (San
Juan Pueblo), including her Grandma Rosa’s chile de fiesta and her own
prune and apple pastelitos. By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs.
South Dakota shelters many vital historic sites as well as living centers of Native culture and art,
as we discover on a tour of the state that includes the Crazy Horse
Memorial, cultural centers and museums, Bear Butte, the Badlands and
Wounded Knee. By T.D. Griffith.
Black Hawk, the tactical genius of the Sauk & Fox peoples,
reluctantly led his warriors on the warpath in 1832 across a wide swath
of today’s Illinois and Wisconsin— outmaneuvering the U.S. Army and
local militia at every turn. By Gary Ilminen.
We visit the home and notable Native art collection of the late Lloyd
Kiva New and his wife Aysen New in the hills overlooking Santa Fe. By
Hollis Walker. Photography by Kitty Leaken.
Astoundingly, for a century, Wright’s Indian Art in Albuquerque has
been presenting outstanding examples of Southwestern Native arts. Also,
brief looks at other Native-oriented galleries throughout the
continent. By Russ Tall Chief (Osage).
The Institute of American Indian Arts Museum in downtown Santa Fe
reopens after a major renovation with the thought-provoking exhibition
Relations and the beautiful jewelry of Denise Wallace (Aleut). Also,
notes on other museum exhibitions coast to coast. By Wendy Weston
A look at the interesting life and music of GaWaNi Pony Boy (Cherokee)
and the larger-than-life AcoustiCon. Plus, reviews of Cannes Brulees’
Raising Cane; flautist Mary Youngblood’s latest fine release, Dance
with the Wind; and the rock band December Wind’s Second Wind. By J.
Arguably the finest collection of Native baskets in the world is
portrayed in the book By Native Hands: Woven Treasures from the Lauren
Rogers Museum of Art, edited by Jill Chancey with a foreword by Chief
Phillip Martin (Choctaw). Also, a brief look at Husk of Time: The
Photographs of Victor Masayesva, the extremely talented Hopi
photographer. Plus other recently published titles of interest. By
Deborah Utacia Krol (Salinan/Esselen).