Since its beginnings, Native artists have expressed their affinities to the natural world through their selection of materials, references to the seasons and resources, and use of bold animal imagery.

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Richard Glazer Danay (Kahnawake Mohawk (Caughnawaga), birth 1942)

Red and Black Deer with Indians, 1988

  • Paint, glue and glitter on paper
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Emmi Whitehorse (Diné (Navajo), birth 1957)

Early Untitled #1, 1982

  • Oil and graphite on paper
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Truman Lowe (Ho-Chunk (Winnebago), birth 1944)

The Seine of Journeys, 2003

  • Willow, monofilament, metal
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Huron artist

Purse, mid-late 19th century

  • Wool, moose hair, silk, cotton
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Huron and Wyandot artist

Calling card tray, about 1840

  • Birchbark, moose hair, cotton
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