a project based on artwork of Native American people of the Pacific Northwest. We learned about stylization. Stylization is how an artist changes how something looks in order to make it look different than it does in real life. Students looked specifically at totem poles. Each student picked an animal to stylize and then paint. The finished paintings were hung in stacks to simulate real totem poles.
In Shadow Catcher: The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis, Laurie Lawlor reveals that "many Native Americans Curtis photographed called him Shadow Catcher. But the images he captured were far more powerful than mere shadows. The men, women, and children in The North American Indian seem as alive to us today as they did when Curtis took their pictures in the early part of the twentieth century."
Geronimo (Mescalero-Chiricahua: "one who yawns"; June 16, 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent Native American leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. "Geronimo" was the name given to him during a battle with Mexican soldiers. After an attack by a company of Mexican soldiers killed his mother, wife and three children in 1858, Geronimo took revenge on the Mexicans.
"..... I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love." Red Cloud [Makhpiya-luta] (late 19th century), Sioux Chief: From "Native American Wisdom," Running Press