Native people have many ways of understanding and experiencing the world, made manifest through diverse expressions of worldview, beliefs, cosmology, and ritual.

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Yup'ik artist

Finger mask, 19th century

  • Wood, pigment, reindeer hair
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Chiricahua Apache artist

Doll, 19th century

  • Leather, cloth, glass, cotton
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Bruce Hathale (Diné (Navajo))

Big Gods on Whirling Logs, Big Godway. Guardian of Two Sunflower Plants., early 1990s

  • Acrylic on linen
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Tlingit artist

Hat, before 1829

  • Cedar bark, spruce root, leather, pigment
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Tlingit artist

Chilkat blanket, early 19th century

  • Mountain goat wool, cedar bark, leather
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Probably Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa) or Odawa (Ottawa) artist

Shot pouch, late 18th-early 19th century

  • Buckskin, porcupine quill, deer fur, metal
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