Sunday, December 13, 2009

Rare American Indian artifacts, gathered by Minneapolis Institute of Arts.




Star Tribune
Joe Horse Capture, curator, MIA, assembling an exhibition of work by the " White Clay people".

Rare American Indian artifacts, gathered by Minneapolis Institute of Arts curator Joe Horse Capture, recount the story of his tribe.

Last update: December 10, 2009 - 4:02 PM
The 19th century was the worst of times for American Indians. Populations were decimated by war, poverty and illness. Tribes that were often traditional enemies were herded together onto reservations where government policies encouraged suppression of their language and culture. Legends and traditions were neglected and forgotten. Artifacts got lost, abandoned, sold. The past was dying along with the people.
But Indian people did survive. Some carried their stories with them for decades while others searched for the remnants and ....  Read More...

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