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For almost 40 years, American Indian Art Magazine has been the premier magazine devoted exclusively to the great variety of American Indian art.This beautifully illustrated quarterly features articles by leading experts, the latest information on current auction results, publications, legal issues, museum and gallery exhibitions and events.
Table of Contents
Volume 39 | Number 2 | Spring 2014
 

12 Galleries

18 Auction Block
by Harmer Johnson

22 Museums

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

 
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