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Native American tribes continue to develop distinct aesthetics rooted in their personal artistic visions and cultural traditions.Artists may create jewelry for adornment, ceremonies, and display, or for sale or trade.
The files are very large and should only be downloaded with a high-speed connection.Lois Sherr Dubin writes, "[i]n the absence of written languages, adornment became an important element of Indian communication, conveying many levels of information." Later, jewelry and personal adornment "...signaled resistance to assimilation.It remains a major statement of tribal and individual identity." Native American jewelry can be made from naturally occurring materials such as various metals, hardwoods, vegetal fibers, or precious and semi-precious gemstones; animal materials such as teeth, bones and hide; or man-made materials like beadwork and quillwork.Free tickets are available at (National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution) Storybook Reading & Hands-On Activity for American Indian Heritage Month Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month and our national mammal, the bison!Listen to A Creation Story: Tatanka and the Lakota People, illustrated by Donald F. Learn about the bison and the important relationship it has with Native people of the Great Plains. (National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY) A Celebration of Northwest Coast Dance West Coast First Nations mask-dancing group Git Hayetsk (People of the Copper Shield) and Tsimshian dancers Lepquinm Gumilgit Gagoadim (Our Own Dance in Our Hearts) use humor and theatrical dance to introduce indigenous lifeways of the Northwest Coast.