In this theme, the Native artist's creativity is celebrated through the vibrant patterns and compositions used across generations and geography.

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Penobscot artist

Needle case, early 20th century

  • Wool, cotton, glass
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Dakota (Eastern Sioux) artist

Cradleboard, about 1840

  • Porcupine quill, leather, wood, metal
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Northeastern artist

Pouch, late 17th-mid 18th century

  • Deerskin, porcupine quill, porcelain beads, hair
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Lonnie Vigil (Nambe pueblo, birth 1949)

Storage jar, 1999

  • Micaceous clay
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Lonnie Vigil (Nambe pueblo, birth 1949); Larry Vigil (Nambe pueblo)

Bowl, 1999

  • Micaceous clay
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Dorothy Torivio (Acoma Pueblo, 1946-2011)

Jar, 2001

  • Ceramic, paint
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Nathan Begaye (Hopi and Diné (Navajo), 1958-2010)

Snow Cloud, 1998

  • Ceramic, paint
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