Native artistic expression has always reflected exposure to new ideas, materials, technologies, and cultures.

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Mateo Romero (Cochiti pueblo, birth 1966)

Self-Portrait as a Pojoaque Buffalo Dancer, 1999

  • Acrylic on canvas
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Harry Fonseca (Nisenan, Maidu, Hawaiian and Portuguese, 1946-2006)

Coyote with Flag, 1987

  • Watercolor and glitter on paper
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Linda Haukaas (Sicangu Lakota Oyate, birth 1957)

Women's Dance at Okreek, 1995

  • Colored pencil, ink and graphite on paper
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Dakota (Eastern Sioux) artist

Chanunpa (pipe and stem), about 1820

  • Catlinite, wood, porcupine quill, hair
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Diné (Navajo) artist

Necklace, 19th century

  • Silver, coral, obsidian, bone
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