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Native American Art

.This page includes links to quality sites on Native American art and artists.

  • Quintana Galleries - One of the Northwest's most important forums for Native American Arts.

  • Tony Abeyta - Raised in Gallup, N.M. of Navajo and Anglo descent. Nice image that may inspire an art project - birds composition from Pueblo pottery. See also the Rainmaker Gallery.

  • Roxanne Swentzell - Santa Clara Pueblo. See how Roxanne makes her ceramic and bronze sculptures. Also see Legacy of Generations.

  • Richard Hunt - Kwaguilth - wood carvings, masks, paintings and prints. Also information about the Kwaguilth Nation. Also see the Transformation Mask (Archive).

  • Jackson Beardy - Ojibway - Prints.

  • Norval Morrisseau - This one is a native Canadian artist. Ojibway.

  • Bob Haozous - Chiricahua Apache - Sculptures include wood, stone, aluminum, steel, and he is now designing artwork in titanium. He also produces drawings, paintings and photographs.

  • Emmi Whitehorse- A Navajo artist who avoids politically oriented material. She says her work is about land and the appreciation of the beauty of nature.

  • Continuum - 12 Artists- Ongoing Exhibit at Museum of American Indian. Includes painting, sculpture, prints, photography, video, and installation pieces.

  • Coghlan Art Gallery Northwest Coast masks, carvings and prints. Artists' profiles and selected works. See wood carvings, prints, paintings and jewelry in the Gallery.

  • Native American Sculpture - White House exhibit honoring 20th Century Native American Sculpture. See also the Twin Rocks Trading Post with Navajo Rugs and Baskets.

  • Dan Lomahaftewa - Hopi/Choctaw. Remembrance of everyday ritual and awe-inspiring ceremonies emerges in the artist’s choice of imagery. He died in 2005. Also see Rainmaker Gallery.

  • David Ruben Piqtoukun - Stone carving - Canadian Inuit. stone, metal and bronze sculptures. See Artnet

  • Carl Beam - (Archive) Native Canadian - image transfers and mixed mediaAnn Beam - mixed media an paintings. Anongonse Beam - mixed media, encaustic, watercolors and more.

  • Who Stole the Teepee?
    Contemporary Native American artists exploring the impact of social, political, cultural, and personal changes. National Museum of American Indian.

Shirley Brauker - Moonbear Pottery and Indian Craft. Ceramics, bronze and painting.
Native American Art Exhibit | Links to many Native | American Artists

American Indian Computer Art Project- An award winning site with galleries, a library, Digital Tribal Arts Quarterly magazine. Many of their resources are on the new Google Knol Library.

National Museum of the American Indian- A Smithsonian museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. There are large collections and exhibits of Native American art.

Mario Martinez- a Yaqui Indian from Penjamo (in Scottsdale), the smallest of six Yaqui settlements, in Arizona. He is a member of The Pasqua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. His work has been exhibited in 2005 in a one-person retrospective at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in New York.

Edgar Heap of Birds (Hock E Aye Vi)- a Cheyenne Arapaho. His art includes multi-disciplinary forms of public art messages, large scale drawings, Neuf Series acrylic paintings, prints and monumental porcelain enamel on steel outdoor sculpture.

Melanie Yazzie- A Navajo or Diné of the Salt and Bitter Water Clans. She grew up on the Navajo Reservation and currently teaches at the University of Colorado in Boulder. You can also see her work in the Glen Green Galleries.

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith- She is a Flathead Salish member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Nation, Montana. You can see her biography online. You can see additional work on Artnet, Maverick Arts (Archive), and the Bluffton University site.

Kay WalkingStick- A member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She says her paintings take a broad view of what constitutes Native American Art. Her wish has been to express their Native & "non-native shared identity."

Peter Jemison- He is a member of the Heron Clan of the Seneca Nation. You can find some of his work at Berkshire Fine Arts. Jemison currently serves as the Historic Site Manager of Ganondagan State Historic Site – the location of a 17th century Seneca town located in Victor, New York

Harvey Pratt- He is a Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal member and is recognized as an accomplished Native American Indian artist. He has won numerous awards and was named the Red Earth 2005 Honored One. He is a self taught, multi-talented artist involved in many media; oil, acrylic, watercolor, metal, clay and wood.


Native American Resource Links

American Indians & Native Americans Teacher Resources - Many resources from TeacherVision.

Celebrate Native Americans in the Classroom - Lessons from Education World.

Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art- A great site from the largest Native American museum in the U.S.A. Also see their collections.

Native American [Archive] - A selection of links ranging from the art and culture of Native Eskimos to the Plains Indians.

Native American Resources for Teachers - From the Library of Congress. Also see this page.

Native American Heritage: Everything You Need - From Scholastic. See activities, articles, lessons and more.

Native American Resources - Listed resources from the Center for Multilingual, Multicultural Research.

American Indian Heritage Teaching Resources - From the Smithsonian Institute.

TeacherOz Native Americans page- A page with many links.

TeachersFirst's Native Americans Resources - With images, SmartBoard lessons, timelines, and more.