American Indian Art Magazine Winter 1998
Mary G. Hamilton, Publisher
Articles of Interest
Kikmongwi as Artist: The Katsina Dolls of Wilson Tawaquaptewa
by Barry Walsh
Profiles katsina doll carver Wilson Tawaquaptewa, suggesting that his work is particularly interesting due to the uniqueness of the dolls themselves. Tawaquaptewa’s importance as a Hopi religious and political figure and the interrelationship between Tawaquaptewa’s art and his religious-political role.
Native American Saddle Blankets: a Study of Shape and Tribal Attribution
by Mariana Mace
Suggests that decorated saddle blankets—one of the most common types of horsegear used by Plains and Plateau tribes—can be subdivided into five basic shapes—pelt, H-shaped, bordered rectangle, trapezoid, and lobe—each associated with particular tribes or regions.
Beautifully Beaded: Northeastern Native American Beadwork
by Gretchen F. Faulkner, Nancy T. Prince and Jennifer S. Neptune
Written in conjunction with a show at the Hudson Museum, University of Maine, Orono, the article presents an overview of the native beadworking traditions of the Northeast, which have received scant attention in comparison to Plains beadwork.
Bill Reid: Making the Northwest Coast Famous
by Barry Herem
Offers an overview of the life and career of the last Haida artist Bill Reed, illustrating a sampling of his works in various media—artworks that are widely considered to be among the finest embodiments of Northwest Coast design principles.