Arctic Baskets

October 9, 2017 admin 0

The Artic Culture Area includes the Aleutian Islands, most of the Alaska Coast, the Canadian Artic, and parts of Greenland. It is an area which […]

Aztec Figurines

October 7, 2017 admin 0

In major museums, only a small fraction of the artifacts held by the museum are on display and interpreted for the public. Most of the […]

California Women’s Woven Hats

October 6, 2017 admin 0

While the Plains Indian feathered headdress has become the stereotypical image of American Indian headgear, there is little awareness of the headgear worn by Indian […]

Inupiaq Art

October 5, 2017 admin 0

The Inupiaq homeland is in Northwest Alaska and North Alaska. The Portland Art Museum has some Inupiaq items on display. Shown above: Inupiaq mask made […]

Northwest Coast Baskets

October 3, 2017 admin 0

The Northwest Coast culture area stretches along the Pacific coast between the Cascade Mountains and the ocean. It extends north of California to Alaska. This […]

Columbia River Beadwork

September 26, 2017 admin 0

Today, the Columbia River marks the boundary between Oregon and Washington. The river was named for the ship Columbia Rediviva whose captain, John Gray, sailed […]

Plateau Flat Bags

September 21, 2017 admin 0

The Maryhill Museum located near Goldendale, Washington, has a display of Plateau flat bags. The Plateau Culture Area is the area between the Cascade Mountains […]

Klickitat Baskets

September 20, 2017 admin 0

Long before the European invasion of North America, a number of autonomous, independent, and linguistically related peoples lived in contiguous territories in what would become […]