American Indian Art Magazine - V29 #4
Autumn 2004 (National Museum of the American Indian Issue)
- The National Museum of the American Indian Collections
Presents an overview of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. – which opens on September 21, 2004 – from its beginnings as a private museum established in 1916 by George G. Heye, to the act of Congress that transformed it into a national museum where the histories and cultures of the hemisphere's first residents are told through their own words and creations.
- Wonders of the East: Woodlands Art and Artifacts at the National Museum of the American Indian
Examines the ethnographic and archaeological objects associated with the Woodlands area of the eastern United States and Canada that were collected by George G. Heye. This collection accounts for thirty percent of the National Museum of the American Indian's total holdings and is arguably the best such collections in the world.
- Waving Horse Tails Over Each Other
by Emil Her Many Horses
Discusses the history of the Lakota Sioux adoption ceremony known as Hunka Lowanpi, as well as the objects and songs associated with the ceremony, which is still performed today.
- Acoma, San Ildefonso and Zuni Pottery at the National Museum of the American Indian
Offers a brief analysis of the Acoma, San Ildefonso and Zuni pottery in the National Museum of the American Indian collection, partially by way of addressing issues pertaining to the critical nature of documentation.
- No Tourist Material: George Heye and His Golden Rule
Reviews the available information about several Northwest Coast and Eskimo copper pieces collected by George G. Heye, considering them in light of Heye's collecting practices as wells as in the context of native art made for sale.
136 pp ~ illustrated — ©2004