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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Alutiiq (Sugpiaq) artist

Paitaalek (model kayak), about 1830

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