Issues Background
Vol. 24 No. 1
Spring 2023
Cover of the Spring 2023 issue. 4 female jingle dress dancers stand side-by-side in a field.

On the Cover

Diné jingle dress dancers (left to right) JoAnni Begay, Erin Tapahe, Dion Tapahe and Sunni Begay in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Diné photographer Eugene Tapahe captured this image, “Four Worlds,” in June 2020 as part of the Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project (see page 44).


Isabel Meadows in a coat with a fur collar stands next to John Peabody Harrington wearing a suit in front of a tree
A California Indigenous woman partners with a Smithsonian ethnologist to immortalize her Rumsen people’s stories.
A father and son holding fishing poles walk down a dock toward a river
Teachers learn about the Pamunkey Indian Tribe’s living culture and connection to a river.
The National Museum of the American Indian's garden in bloom in Washington, D.C.
NMAI’s landscape in Washington, D.C., is ripe with plants from Indigenous cultures.
A Shinnecock woman standing in the bay holds up a string draped in kelp

Shinnecock farmers are reviving kelp-growing traditions to restore a Long Island bay.

Portrait of Robert Houle in front of his paintings.

A new NMAI exhibition spotlights the bold, abstract artworks of Saulteaux Anishinaabe artist Robert Houle.

Sky Woman looks at the Celestrial Tree with concern.

Mohawk artist Skawennati’s digital movie presents a futuristic creation story of our world.

Three jingle dress dancers pose on a fallen tree log on the foggy shore.

Diné photographer Eugene Tapahe and the dancers of the Art Heals: Jingle Dress Project have journeyed to national and state parks across the United States to honor their ancestors, bless the land and offer prayers for those in need.

A council member points to a map of recently purchased lands.
The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa reclaim more than 28,000 forested acres in Minnesota—just one of the Native nations that have recovered some of their ancestral territories.