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These selections provide a full range of Native American arts from rock paintings, to ledger drawings, traditional crafts, and painting in modern media.



Southwestern US Rock Art Gallery. Primarily from Utah.



Kiowa drawings at the National Museum of the American Indian by Candace Greene.


The Plains Indian Ledger Art Project includes digital images of ledger art from many tribes including the Kiowa, Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho:


Understanding and appreciating Native art through idea, integrity, emotion, intimacy, movement, composition and vocabulary. The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection of American Indian Art. Exhibition at Heye Center, NYC. Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian.


Historical Paintings
Medicine Painter: George Catlin on the Upper Missouri. 1832.
University of Cinncinati Press on-line Exhibit

McKenney & Hall's History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Text and 121 hand colored lithographs from 1836 to 1844. Unniversity of Washington Libraries


Frederick Remington  

Frederick Remington's early 1900s paintings capture Native American scenes. This exhibition highlights this notable western artist's career with examples in painting and sculpture.


Contemporary Art

WWW Virtual Library - American Indians
Index of Native American Artists on the Internet


Major Web Site
Provides instructions, techniques and history in the Native American use of beads, feathers, clay, leather, metal, plants, quills, and stones.

(c) Dennis Wiedman, Ph.D.
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Updated: June, 2, 2010