Monthly Archives: March 2012

THE GREAT AMERICAN INDIAN MOVIE

Have you ever seen a movie about American Indians that really rang true and authentic?  Tamastslikt has a year-by-year lease on “the Great Sioux Uprising” when our local Indians portrayed Sioux on the warpath at Deadman’s Pass in the 1950s.  … Continue reading

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WHY A MAYA EXHIBIT?

There is much animal imagery in our current exhibit, Painted Metaphors:  Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya—jaguars, catfish, frogs, bats, hummingbirds, and a dog.  Like other indigenous people, the Maya ascribed desirable characteristics to certain animals.  The jaguar was … Continue reading

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THEY MARKED THE LAND

 “We once enjoyed the freedom to inhabit all lands….The theory behind this act was that individual ownership of property would teach us how to live like the white man, but what it really did was divide our 1855 reservation for … Continue reading

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