As we continue our fortieth-anniversary celebration, we present articles by members of our Editorial Advisory Board and our longtime editor, in addition to columns that examine trends in American Indian art collecting, scholarship and legal issues over the past four decades.
20 Auction Block
by Harmer Johnson
34 The Jim and Lauris Phillips Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
by Jonathan Batkin
Reviews the twenty-three-year history behind the new center at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and provides an overview of the museum’s world-class collection of jewelry and related traditions of the American Southwest.
44 Beyond Beauty:
Exploring the Ethnoaesthetics of Navajo Weaving
by Ann Lane Hedlund
Explores the cultural aesthetics of Navajo weaving through time, demonstrating that weaving is as important for its internal processes as for its external appearance, beyond its attractive motifs, design layouts and color schemes.
60 In the Golden Decade of American Indian Basket Collecting: Catherine Marshall Gardiner and Her Baskets
by Joyce Herold
Discusses the collecting methods used by Gardiner during the early 1900s to acquire close to 500 specimens of Native American basketry, now in the collection of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi.
70 “A Certain Prestige”: The Heyday of Horse Gear among Navajos and Apaches
by Tobi Lopez Taylor
Examines various kinds of horse gear and other horse-related objects made and used by Navajos and Apaches in the late 1800s and early 1900s, including saddles, saddlebags, saddle blankets, woven cinches, rawhide horse boots, silver headstalls, ring bits, quirts and spurs.
82 Calendar of Summer Events
86 Legal Briefs
by Ron McCoy
The Pandora’s Box Known as NAGPRA
94 Advertiser Index