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Contemporary Navajo Peyote Arts

My friend and collaborator Daniel C. Swan has a new paper out in American Indian Art Magazine. It is “Contemporary Navajo Peyote Arts” and it appears in Winter 2008 issue (pages 44-55, 94). The saying “on newsstands now” actually applies, as American Indian Art Magazine is sold in places like Borders and Barnes and Noble. The paper is great and it is illustrated beautifully with many bright color images of wonderful works now in the Gilcrease Museum and Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History collections. The paper draws on interviews that Dan has been doing for many years with active artists in Navajoland, on his many years of close collaboration with members of the Native American Church, and on the spectacular collections that he has purchased from contemporary artists for the museums where he has worked.

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