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Top 10 Blinged-Out Power Garments in Met Museum’s Plains Indians Show In the art of the Plains peoples, imagery was gender-specific. Men painted figures and pictures; women produced abstract geometry. So the tanned leather robe with a painted mythic bird in the Metropolitan Museum’s treasure-packed survey of the art of the Plains Indians presents a puzzle. The robe, made by a Mid-Missis...

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James Luna The Artifact Piece, 1987 “I had long looked at representation of our peoples in museums and they all dwelled in the past. They were one—sided. We were simply objects among bones, bones among objects, and then signed and sealed with a date. In that framework you really couldn’t talk about joy, intelligence, humor, or anything that I know makes up our people. In "The Artifact P...

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Brad Schmidt (Glendale, Arizona, United States of America): Navajo Smile, oil on canvas, 17” x 11”, source: bradschmidtart.com. Please visit mister Brad Schmidt’s own website: bradschmidtart.com for more wonderful works of art!

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AMERICA: Open Your Eyes Made in 2015. I found this poster in Globe, AZ. Native people know racism too well. We’ve battled it for over 500 years. Propaganda is a tool war machines use to create fear and psychologically destabilize countries. Sadly we are in a new age of propaganda and open racism. This piece tells how Natives have seen institutional racism operate since day one. Ironically...

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