These artworks show how individuals relate to their ancestral communities, through complex expressions of identity, family and tribe.

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Tlingit artist

Gaming sticks, before 1925

  • Leather, bone, wood, paint
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Lakota (Sioux) artist

Umbilical amulet, early 20th century

  • Leather, glass, tin, feather
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Penobscot artist

Powder horn, before 1815

  • Cow horn, brass, cordage
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Dan V. Lomahaftewa (Hopi and Choctaw, 1951-2005)

Dream of Ancient Life, 1995

  • Acrylic on canvas
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Rick Rivet (M├ętis, birth 1949)

Beothuck Mound #6, 1996

  • Acrylic on canvas
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Ramona Sakiestewa (Hopi, birth 1948)

Emergence Divination, about 1994

  • Mixed media
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Diego Romero (Cochiti pueblo, birth 1964)

Corn Maiden, late 1990's

  • Ceramic, paint
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Emma Celestine (Choctaw); Stella Celestine (Choctaw)

Bandolier, early 20th century

  • Wool, cotton, glass
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Richard Glazer Danay (Kahnawake Mohawk (Caughnawaga), birth 1942)

Bingo War Bonnet (from "Modern Mohawk Headdresses" series), 1995

  • Plastic, paint, glass, wood
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Kiowa artist

Cradleboard, early 20th century

  • Wood, glass, wool, leather
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