American Indian Art Magazine Back Issues


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Mary G. Hamilton, Publisher

For almost 40 years, American Indian Art Magazine has been the premier magazine devoted exclusively to the great variety of American Indian art. This beautifully illustrated quarterly features articles by leading experts, the latest information on current auction results, publications, legal issues, museum and gallery exhibitions and events.

If you would like to see if there are more back issues, click here to view their website which also has a new index of all issues from 40 years!

 


CURRENT ISSUES WE HAVE


 Autumn  1990  $12
 Autumn  1991  $10
 Winter  1994  $15
 Autumn  2014  $12
 Spring  2015  $12
 Autumn  2015  $20

 


 

Hopi Artist Fred Kabotie 1900—1986 by Ronald McCoy Published in American Indian Art Magazine, Autumn 1990Volume 15 | Number 4 | Autumn 1990

18 AUCTION BLOCK
by Harmer Johnson

23 MUSEUMS

35 GALLERIES

40 HOPI ARTIST FRED KABOTIE (1900–1986)

by Ronald McCoy
Offers a summary of the life of Hopi artist Fred Kabotie, as well as illustrating some representative examples of his paintings from various collections throughout the country.


50 THE CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART COLLECTION AT THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF CIVILIZATION, HULL, QUEBEC
by Gerald McMaster and Lee-Ann Martin
Introduces readers to the new facility of the Canadian Museum of Civilization which opened in Hull, Quebec in June 1989 — along with its collection of contemporary Inuit and Indian art.

56 CONTEMPORARY FLORIDA INDIAN PATCHWORK AND BASKETS
by Dorothy Downs
Provides an overview of the patchwork making and lesser-known basketry arts of today’s Seminole and Miccosukee tribes of Florida.

64 THE YELLOW EARL AT THE MUSEUM OF MANKIND
by Shepard Krech III
Focuses on the artifacts collected by the fifth earl of Lonsdale in 1888 and 1889 among the Inuit and Kutchin of Canada, Inuvialuit (MacKenzie Eskimo), Yupik from southwest Alaska, and the Athapaskans of the Northwest or Yukon Territory.

77 CALENDAR OF AUTUMN EVENTS

90 BOOKS

110 ADVERTISER INDEX


 


 

 

Volume 16 | Number 4 | Autumn 1991

 

American Indian Art Magazine Volume 16 | Number 4 | Autumn 199124 MUSEUMS

28 GALLERIES

31 AUCTION BLOCK

by Harmer Johnson

32 CALENDAR OF AUTUMN EVENTS

38 GEOLOGISTS, WHALERS AND ANTHROPOLOGISTS: THE BUILDING OF A MUSEUM COLLECTION OF INUIT CLOTHING

by Judy Hall
Provides a detailed account of the history of the large and quite well documented collection of Inuit clothing at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec, which consists of some two thousand items.

48 A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY: PLAINS PICTURE LETTERS, FORT MARION AND SITTING BULL
by Joyce B. Szabo
Illustrates and details a two-page picture letter that was inadvertently misdirected in 1877 and, as a consequence, misinterpreted as posing a threat to the United States military forces as a result of an imagined plot involving Sitting Bull and his people in Canada.

56 THREE GREAT POTTERS OF SAN ILDEFONSO AND THEIR LEGACY
by Jonathan Batkin
Focuses on three important potters at San Ildefonso in the late nineteenth century and some of their descendants, illuminating some previously unknown relationships among potters, as well as explaining more completely the relationship between those making the pots and those painting them.

70 PICTOGRAPHIC SIOUX BEADWORK, A RE-EXAMINATION
by F. Dennis Lessard
Offers a second look at a series of objects beaded in the style of pictographic drawings, revising identification of the items and suggesting some additional interpretations based on recently uncovered information about the beadwork.

77 LEGAL BRIEFS
by Ron McCoy

110 ADVERTISER INDEX



American Indian Art Magazine, Winter 1994Volume 20 | Number 1 | Winter 1994

NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS STUDIES ASSOCIATION ISSUE

18 AUCTION BLOCK

by Harmer Johnson

27 GALLERIES

35 LEGAL BRIEFS

by Ron McCoy

37 MUSEUMS

43 INTRODUCTION

by Margaret B. Blackman and Colleen Cutschall

44 I ENJOY BEING A MOHAWK GIRL: THE COOL AND COMIC
CHARACTER OF SHELLY NIRO’S PHOTOGRAPHY
by Allan J. Ryan
Gives an analysis of the photography of Shelly Niro and addresses the larger issue of humor in Native American art, detailing the particular humor of one Native woman artist.

54 PRIVILEGING THE PAST: A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY KWAKWAKA’WAKW PERFORMANCE ART
by Judith Ostrowitz
Addresses  the issues of authenticity and historical accuracy in Kwakwaka’wakw dance performance, particularly how the performance adheres to historical protocol even when performed for non-Native audiences.

62 STYLISTIC PLURALITY IN THE PAINTINGS OF ALBERT LOOKING ELK:
AN EXAMINATION OF PATRONAGE
by Samuel E. Watson III
Discusses the paintings of Albert Looking Elk, suggesting that he received little attention as a Pueblo painter at least partially because he did not work in a recognizable Indian style.

70 POTTERS AND PATRONS: THE CREATION OF PUEBLO ART POTTERY
by Bruce Bernstein
Provides a brief history of Pueblo pottery revitalization, focusing on the role of the Santa Fe Indian Market in shaping contemporary Pueblo pottery.

81 CALENDAR OF WINTER EVENTS

83 BOOKS

110 ADVERTISER INDEX

 

 

 


American Indian Art Magazine Autumn 2014 issueVolume 39 | Number 4 | Autumn 2014

14 Galleries

22 Auction Block
by Harmer Johnson

28 Museums

38 Yoo-Nteele: Western Apache T-Necklaces
by Alan Ferg
Examines the history of the T-shaped, glass-beadwork necklace known in Apache as yoo-nteele, which was first made by the San Carlos and White Mountain Apaches. Today, this kind of necklace is viewed as an icon of Western Apache culture and is worn by girls at their puberty ceremonies.

50 Unconquered History: 
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Collection
by Tara J. Backhouse
Profiles the collections of the tribally owned and operated Ah- Tah-Thi-Ki Museum near Clewiston, Florida. The museum’s collections celebrate the Seminoles’ strength, sovereignty and survival in an environment nearly inhospitable to humans and objects.  

58 Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee 
Exhibitors at 
Nineteenth-Century Upper 
Canadian Provincial Exhibitions
by Sherry Brydon
Follows the experiences of Aboriginal artists and the exhibition history of their work during a twenty-year period at nineteenth-century Upper Canadian Provincial Exhibitions.

70 Floral Journey: The Hidden Language of Flowers in Native North American Beadwork
by Lois S. Dubin and Paige Bardolph
Highlights the exhibition Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork at the Autry National Center of the American West in Los Angeles. This is the first comprehensive exploration of how European-introduced floral designs, woven and embroidered in moose hair, quills and tiny glass beads, became a remarkable art form as well as an important means of economic and cultural resilience.

82 Calendar of Autumn Events

88 Legal Briefs
by Ron McCoy
NAGPRA Updates: February 19–June 6, 2013

102 Advertiser Index


American Indian Art Magazine Spring 2015 issueVolume 40 | Number 2 | Spring 2015

To continue our celebration of the magazine’s fortieth year of publication, this issue features articles by members of our Editorial Advisory Board, as well as columns that look back at four decades of scholarship, legal issues and collecting trends in American Indian art.

14 Galleries

20 Auction Block
by Harmer Johnson

26 Books

32 Museums

38 Dennis Cusick—A Tuscarora Artist at Seneca Mission: Missionary Propaganda and American Vernacular Culture, 1820–1822
by Janet Catherine Berlo
Examines the work of Tuscarora artist Dennis Cusick within two contexts: the extraordinarily active mission societies operating in the United States in the 1820s, and American vernacular culture, where images and objects circulated across boundaries of gender, race, class and culture.

52 Honoring the Bird People: 
Three Hundred Years of Navajo Bird Art

by Susan Brown McGreevy and Harry Walters
In Navajos’ worldview, birds are considered sacred. This survey of avian art reveals Navajo artists’ abiding interest in, and deep appreciation of, the bird life that can be observed throughout their Southwestern homeland.

58 The Use of Plant Fibers 
in Plains Indian Embroidery

by Candace S. Greene
Examines the utilization of adjunct materials employed in the embroidery art of Plains Indian women and explores possible identifications of the plant fibers used both in conjunction with porcupine quills and as sole embroidery materials.

72 Hybrid Vigor: The Transmission of Indigenous Inuit Art Forms in the Age of Globalization
by Molly Lee
Discusses the pivotal role played by non-Native entrepreneurs in the development of postcontact Inuit art forms, and highlights how art forms that once traveled by diffusion are today at the beck and call of globalization.

86 Legal Briefs
by Ron McCoy
Repatriation of Cultural Objects

88 Calendar of Spring Events

94 Advertiser Index


American Indian Art Magazine Autumn 2015 issueVolume 40 | Number 4 | Autumn 2015

17  Galleries

22  Auction Block
by Harmer Johnson

30  Museums

36  Calendar of Autumn Events

40  A Note from the Publisher

42  The Bluecloud Dolls of Granite Falls: 
A Dakota Story

by Marcia G. Anderson and Herb Dorr
Examines the provenance and characteristics of some Native American dolls of the northern Plains, specifically those of the authentically garbed cloth-body dolls attributed to Dakota dollmaker Rebecca Bluecloud, a number of which are in the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

48  Quilled Trapezoidal Pouches from the 
Western Great Lakes Region

by Sylvia S. Kasprycki
This first major study of trapezoidal pouches, based on a sample of twenty-two extant pieces, discusses their collection histories, construction, materials and motifs, and compares them to similar bags, as well as to other quilled items.

64  David Longstreet: White Mountain Apache Scout and Master Tailor
by Alan Ferg
Recounts the career of David Longstreet, a highly accomplished maker of traditional buckskin clothing, including girls’ puberty dresses and men’s shirts, and presents a suite of attributes that can aid researchers in identifying his work.

76  Early Northeastern Collections at the 
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

by Ruth B. Phillips and Janet M. Davidson
Examines a small but important collection of early contact-period material from northeastern North America, which was originally acquired by European military personnel, and discusses the way in which these objects eventually arrived in Wellington, New Zealand.

94  Books

104  Legal Briefs
by Ron McCoy
Closing the Circle

110  Advertiser Index3

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