Nora Naranjo-Morse’s inspiration for her original sculpture series, titled Always Becoming, is the creative influences of indigenous architecture, family, and the environment. The five amorphous shapes are ephemeral, dissolving over time to reflect messages of growth, transformation, and Native peoples’ relationship with the land. The artwork welcomes visitors to the National Museum of the American Indian, juxtaposing the museum’s natural landscape with the built environment of Washington, D.C. It also marks the first time in history that an outdoor sculpture by a Native woman stands among the famous monuments and statues of the nation’s capital.
In 1618–1619, smallpox wiped out 90% of the Massachusetts Bay Native Americans. Historians believe many Mohawk Native Americans in present-day New York were infected after contact with children of Dutch traders in Albany in 1634. The disease swept through Mohawk villages, reaching Native Americans at Lake Ontario by 1636, and the lands of the western Iroquois by 1679, as it was carried by Mohawk and other Native Americans who traveled the trading routes. The high rate of fatalities caused breakdowns in Native American societies and disrupted generational exchanges of culture.
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In 1871 Congress added a rider to the Indian Appropriations Act ending United States recognition of additional Native American tribes or independent nations, and prohibiting additional treaties.
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Native Universe complements the themes of the museum's inaugural exhibitions and offers readers a new, deeper understanding of Native philosophies, histories, and identities. Published for the September 21, 2004, opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., the original hardcover edition features more than 300 color illustrations of Native artworks, from Inka to Iroquois, with poems by N. Scott Momaday, Louise Erdrich, Linda Hogan, and others; extensive essays on Native beliefs, history, and identity; and an excerpt from Sherman Alexie's Smoke Signals.
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Native Modernism: The Art of George Morrison and Allan Houser showcases magnificent paintings, drawings, and sculptures by two highly acclaimed artists. George Morrison (Grand Portage Band of Chippewa, 1919–2000) and Allan Houser (Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache, 1914–1994) shattered expectations for Native art and paved the way for successive generations to experiment with a wide array of styles and techniques. In this ground-breaking, beautifully illustrated book, distinguished Native American writers and scholars Truman T. Lowe (Ho-Chunk), Gerald Vizenor (Chippewa), N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa), and Gail Tremblay (Onondaga/Mi´qmaq) provide a fascinating exploration of the two men’s work in the context of contemporary art, Native American art history, and cultural identity.
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Long the capital of the art world, New York City is also home to the largest concentration of Indian people in the United States. New Tribe: New York focuses on New York-based Native artists who have maintained a sense of tribal or cultural identity while drawing inspiration from modern, urban culture. Essays by Gerald McMaster, Gabrielle Tayac (Piscataway), Paul Chaat Smith (Comanche), and John Haworth (Cherokee) explore the concept of a “new tribe” of urban Indians, replacing reservation stereotypes with the lively and diverse realities of contemporary Native American urban experience.