NMAI Fall 2015 Cover

VOL. 16 NO. 3Fall 2015

ON THE COVER: “If you’ve never beenin love, you won’t understand her icecream nudes; edible strawberry, coffee,blueberry bodies, inviting you to taste,”wrote a publicist about Kay WalkingStick’spastel silhouettes in 1969. The first everretrospective of her long, prolific careerKay WalkingStick: An American Artist,opens November 7 in the Third LevelGallery at the National Museum of theAmerican Indian in Washington, D.C. andruns through Sept. 18, 2016.

Detail from Kay WalkingStick. Me and MyNeon Box, 1971. Acrylic on canvas, 54" x60". Collection of the artist.

In This Issue

Image of Tuscarora Heroes Monument

They Also Served

Some of the most famous members of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy fought on opposing sides during the War of 1812, a conflict that proved, much like the American Revolution, to be another disastrous civil war for Six Nations people. What is not known about the war was the presence of Six Nations...
Sir John Popham

Alien Abductions

When Captain George Waymouth explored the coast of Maine in 1605, he made a point of kidnapping five of his friendly Abenåaki hosts and taking them back to England, along with their bows and arrows and bark canoes.
Sophia Lee and Liang Xing in a scene from Going Home Star

Going Home Star

Ballet seemed an incongruous way, Tina Keeper thought at first, to present the story of the Indigenous residential boarding schools, a system designed to forcibly assimilate Native children into Canadian culture. But she accepted a position on the board of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) to help give...
Kay Walkingstick With Hudson Reflection, I, October 1972.

Kay WalkingStick

Kay WalkingStick has always been enthralled with the beauty of the landscape. Sitting last May along the edge of the Ramapo River, in northern New Jersey, a place brimming with activity as tiny insects leaped across the surface of the water and thick foliage bristled in the summer breeze, WalkingStick...

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