This issue of EL PALACO … is a tribute not only to the objects crafted by the Indian peoples and now on display in …. Museum(s), but also to the people who made and continue to make them and to their way of looking at the world. - Letter from the Editor
A Collection of Articles on Native American Arts and the Artists
Published in El Palacio, Summer/Fall 1987, Volume 93, Number 1, 48 pages.
Condition: all pages are present, however, the 30-year-old 1987 magazine glue is drying out and some pages have separated from the spine.
Articles in this issue:
by John A. Ware
On the sixtieth anniversary of the Laboratory of Anthropology, the new Museum of Indian Arts and Culture aspires to the goals of the Lab’s founders.
The Process of Culture—The Indian Perspective
by Rina Swentzell
In this thought-provoking article, the author explains that the new museum and the Indian community must find a common ground in order to “dance together.”
Some Native Baskets of the Southwest
by Andrew Hunter Whiteford
A lucid overview of the development of this oldest of Southwest Indian crafts, which is threatened with extinction.
Pueblo and Navajo Textiles in the Laboratory of Anthropology
by Kate P. Kent
Focusing on several fine textiles from the Lab’s extensive collection, the author contrasts Pueblo with Navajo weaving.
The Beginnings of a Tradition—Pottery Making Comes to the Southwest
by Stewart Peckham
The introduction of pottery from Mexico and its rapid spread through the American Southwest are traced by means of tree-ring and radiocarbon dating.
Historic and Contemporary Pueblo Pottery
by Rick Dillingham
The remarkable evolution of Pueblo pottery from the years following the Pueblo Revolt to the present day attests to the adaptability of its makers.
Southwest Indian Jewelry
by Nancy Fox
The basic human need for personal adornment is spectacularly demonstrated by the Lab’s collection of thirteen centuries of ornaments.
The Architecture of Time
—an interview with Edward Mazria
The new Museum of Indian Arts and Culture encourages a dynamic interaction between people and the natural environment.
Archaeology at the Museum of New Mexico—Past, Present, Future
By David A. Phillips, Jr. and Curtis F. Schaafsma
Eleven thousand years of New Mexico’s past are available to us only through archaeological work, which is carried out by the dedicated State Archaeologist and Museum of New Mexico Research Section.
Pots, People, and Provocation—The Laboratory of Anthropology/Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
by Steven Horvath and Linda Moon
Imaginative multimedia programs at the new museum strive to convey a sense of the Indian worldview to visitors.