American Indian Art Magazine Spring 2010
Mary Hamilton, Publisher
Articles of Interest
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO CHARLIE WILLETO
by Susan Brown McGreevy
Discusses the life and career of Navajo carver Charlie Willeto and proposes that his original and iconoclastic work defies both mainstream Euro-American and Navajo artistic convention.
TREE AND TRADITION: MAINE INDIAN BROWN ASH BASKETRY
by Gretchen F. Faulkner
Presents a history of basketmaking by the Wabanaki tribes of Maine. Today, the Maine Indian Basketweavers Alliance promotes all aspects of the tradition, from gathering materials, to teaching new weavers, to marketing baskets.
RIEL BENN’S “BEST MAN”: AN UNLIKELY SUCCESSOR TO IKTOMI’S TRICKSTER LEGACY
by Allan J Ryan
Introduces readers to Riel Benn, a young Sioux painter from Manitoba, as well as his alter ego, The Best Man, as presented in a series of paintings. A trickster, joker, ignorant fool, pessimist and romantic failure, The Best Man derives from many sources, the Lakota trickster Iktomi among them.
L’HEN AWTXW: A SQUAMISH WEAVING HOUSE
by Annie Ross
Recounts how Chief Janice George and her husband Willard Joseph, who established the L’hen Awtxw Weaving House, have revived traditional Coast Salish weaving among the Squamish of British Columbia