In buying, trade, or gift economies, Native artists produce works that sometimes reflect aesthetic preferences of an outside market, whether within Native communities or between Native and other buyers.

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Mohawk (Iroquois) artist

Wall pocket, late 19th century

  • Glass, silk, sequin
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Chumash artist

Basket, about 1825

  • Sumac, dyed black juncus, golden juncus
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Barbara D. Francis (Penobscot, birth 1957)

Basket, 2005

  • Sweet grass, ash
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David Bradley (White Earth Ojibwe, birth 1954)

Indian Market La Fonda, 2002

  • Acrylic on canvas
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Attributed to Tom Price, Chief Ninstints (Haida)

Sea wolf platter, 1888

  • Argillite, ivory
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School of T. Joseph (Passamaquoddy)

Wastebasket, 1910-1920

  • Birchbark, wood
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Alutiiq (Sugpiaq) artist

Paitaalek (model kayak), about 1830

  • Wood, seal skin, sea-lion intestine, glass
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