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Gail Tremblay (Onondaga/Mi´kmaq, b. 1945), Strawberry and Chocolate, 2000. 16mm film and fullcoat, height 229 cm. Photo by Ernest Amoroso, NMAI.

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Native American Portraits

Native American

Native American Strawbery basket. Nick Clark, president of the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, has to say, "The Strawberry Basket is made for and given to new-born babies and it is a treasure kept through their entire life and taken with them to the Spirit World. A piece of their umbilical cord is kept in the basket along with other things of special meaning so the ancestors will recognize them when the arrive in the Spirit World.

Peruvian tunic (detail), on view in "Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories," celebrating the Grand Opening of the Textile Museum at George Washington University Museum, Washington, DC, March 21 – August 24, 2015.

Kristy Daum, The Tenth, Cotton and polyester thread, Photography: Courtesy of the Artist, on view in “A Whole Other World: Sub-Culture Craft,” at Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, May 24 - September 6, 2015.

Child’s jacket, ca. 1880, Apsáalooke (Crow), Montana, hide, glass beads; on view in "Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection," at Seattle Art Museum, February 12 – May 17, 2015.

The Unicorn in Captivity (from the Unicorn Tapestries), 1495–1505. South Netherlandish. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1937 (37.80.6) #Cloisters

Basket by Vivian Hailstone, in The Albert and Vivien Hailstone Collection, on view at the Clarke Historical Museum, Eureka, California, September 6, 2014- September 2015.