Yup’ik Masks

November 5, 2017 admin 0

For the Central Alaska Yup’ik Eskimo, spirituality was focused largely on the need to secure food for hunting. As with other animistic hunting peoples, animals […]

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 […]

Aleut Basketry

August 12, 2017 admin 0

The Aleutian Islands are a chain which extend into the Pacific Ocean from the tip of the Alaska Peninsula. This is an area which is […]

Plateau Indian Beadwork (Photo Diary)

February 17, 2013 admin 0

In American Indian cultures, art is not separate from daily life. Traditionally, the things people used in their everyday life-clothing, tools, housing, containers-were often decorated […]

Plateau Indian Art

February 5, 2013 admin 0

The area between the Cascade Mountains and the Rocky Mountains in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, and Western Montana is known as the Plateau Culture […]

Eastern Woodlands Art

January 10, 2013 admin 0

The area of the United States east of the Mississippi River is often referred to as the Eastern Woodlands. This is an area in which […]