18 Auction Block
by Harmer Johnson
32 The Spectacle of Navajo Weaving:
Monumental Navajo Rugs
by Jennifer McLerran
Discusses a number of oversized Navajo rugs, including a large, early textile called the Staples rug; a piece completed in 1937 that for decades was known as “The World's Largest Navajo Rug”; and the Chilchinbeto Big Sister rug, which is currently the largest Navajo textile ever woven.
42 Four Horns: A Hunkpapa Lakota Warrior-Artist Commemorates His Relatives’ Valor
by Ron McCoy
Examines the life and art of Hunkpapa Lakota artist-warrior Four Horns, whose circa-1870 drawings of his nephew, Sitting Bull, and adopted nephew, Jumping Bull, were originally attributed to Sitting Bull.
52 Twenty-five Baskets for Twenty-five Years:
The Eiteljorg’s Silver Anniversary
by Bryn Barabas Potter and Christa Barleben
In celebration of the museum’s silver anniversary, the article presents twenty-five pieces selected from the extensive basketry collection of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian Art and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. The baskets were chosen for their importance, rarity, aesthetic value and area of manufacture.
60 The Sacred Art of Arapaho Quillwork
by Jeffrey D. Anderson
Demonstrates how Arapaho women became central participants in the tribe’s ritual life through the activity of creating quillwork, whose sacred patterns were passed down from woman to woman through the generations.
74 Calendar of Spring Events
78 Legal Briefs
by Ron McCoy
Acts of Voluntary Repatriation and What’s Sacred:
Following Up on the April 2013 Paris Katsinam Auction
86 Advertiser Index