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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.
http://net.indra.com/~dheyser/rockart.html

 

 
 

Kiowa drawings at the National Museum of the American Indian by Candace Greene.
http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/kiowa/kiowa.htm


 
 

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


 
 

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.
http://www.americanindian.si.edu/exhibitions/first_american_art/firstamericanart.html

 

 
Historical Paintings
 
 
Medicine Painter: George Catlin on the Upper Missouri. 1832.
University of Cinncinati Press on-line Exhibit
http://www.ucdp.uc.edu/exhibits/catlin/catweb.html
 
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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
http://content.lib.washington.edu/mckenneyhallweb/index.html

 

 
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. http://www.nga.gov/feature/remington/remington01.shtm

 

 
Contemporary Art
 
 


WWW Virtual Library - American Indians
Index of Native American Artists on the Internet
http://www.hanksville.org/NAresources/indices/NAartists.html

 

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

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