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Beads and Beadworking techniques -- Honoring elder Maud Kegg
Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Legend Painting -- Canadian Ojibwe, Woodland painters
Pottery, Clay Sculpture--Honoring Nora Naranjo-Morse
3 Pottery Books Review-essay that's self-guided Internet student research project -- or trip
American Indian Artists (U.S. Tribes) -- Honoring Oglala Lakota Vic Runnels
Minnesota Indian Artists -- Honoring Patrick DesJarlait
Indigenous Textiles, Clothing and Regalia
Young People's Art (local) and BIA Young People art gallery
History in Poster & Button Art
Texts: Essays and Book Reviews about Native Art
Web Galleries Featuring Indigenous People's Art for Sale
Photography -- old historic and current news photos as well as Art Photography by Native People
Basketry -- history, environmental problems, plants, galleries
Picture stories -- ledger, robe, comix art by Native artists
Indigenous Art Resources on the Internet--Compiled by Karen Strom on the Hanksville server
Native American Fine Arts Movement (Heard Museum)--Complete text, curriculum guide, illustrations, special offers for teachers
Index of Southwestern Indian artists whose work and writeups reside on Hanksville
Native Art Museums and Museum Exhibits -- web pages from real, physical institutions you can visit
Links to non-Indian museums and Galleries for Comparison and Studying Techniques; the indefatigable Bill Henderson's elegant presentation is linked-to for this. Be sure to check out the huge Virtual Louvre.
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HONORING and MEMORIAL: All these Pages are dedicated to the memory of Martin Panamick. "Two Fish", logo of the ArtPages, is by Martin Panamick, (1956-1977) a talented Ojibwe-Odawa from West Bay Reserve, Manitoulin Island, in Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada . Martin was one of the young artists from Manitoulin who participated in the revival of Medicine Painting, which is influenced by the style (and cultural interests) of Norval Morrisseau, Canadian Ojibwe. It is similar to "Whitefish", a mural in the tribal gallery of the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation at Manitoulin. The Council Chamber at West Bay contains 2 large panels by this highly talented young genius. Many of his pen sketches from the nature sketching walks he loved to take illustrate publications of the Cultural Foundation, among these a cookbook, Nishnabe Delights, of recipes collected from Manitoulin and the northern shore Reserves. He designed the eagle symbol, still used to identify crafts sold through the Cultural Foundation. His untimely death was a great loss to all who knew him, as well as anyone who loves art.

His beautiful and interesting picture, drawn when he was 19 -- which is all I have by him now -- is used as a logo on these pages. Partly it is a memorial to a wonderful person and fine artist. Partly it is a memorial to the still-difficult lives of many Indian youth. In spite of some limited recognitions of National Sovereignty by governments of the U.S. and Canada, which have led to improved conditions for many tribal people, many still lead lives that are very hard and bitter -- and the suicide rate among Indian youth is still higher than that of any other ethnic group of the 2 countries. Yet out of this still comes art of great beauty and vision, like Martin's.

SMALL IMAGES (top down): Pottery Owl, Jackie & Mike Torivio, Acoma; Oil painting, "Ptesanwin," Vic Runnels, Oglala Lakota; Silkscreen, "Drum Singers," Daphne Odjig (Beavon), Manitoulin Odawa-Ojibwe; 19th century Haida hat, NMAI collection; 1855 Lakota woman's dress, NMAI collection; 1973 AIM logo, artist unknown.

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Copyright and legal information: Whether specifically mentioned or not right by an image, all images displayed here are copyright to their artists or their estates. Text (and some images) is copyright by myself or its indicated authors who may include guest contributors. Some images may be scanned from copyrighted photos (whose photographers and publications will be mentioned in these credits) for the fair-use purpose of education, represented by these non-commercial educational pages, for which nobody involved receives any money.

Re-Use PERMISSIONS: Please respect the "intellectual property" of these artists, and do not download or copy these images for any kind of re-publication without their specific permission, which you are responsible for obtaining. Art that appears on other (linked) pages: contact the Webmaster of those pages for info. Young people's art that appears on these pages: contact the school or teacher identified with the art. Art by Indian artists whose images reside locally on these pages: contact those artists for permission; most are not on the web. It's your responsibility to locate them and obtain permissions. This applies both to downloading and to hardcopy uses.

Last Updated: Sunday, October 13, 1996 - 3:12:03 AM