Beading How To: Lazy Stitch

In great detail and in vivid color…Michael demonstrates the Lazy Stitch beadwork technique. Let's start here with the Lazy Stitch (I don't know how it got the name "Lazy" because its certainly no…
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Artist Mike McLeod: How I Got My Start

In Part 3 of our talk with Native American artist Mike McLeod, he tells us a little more about what inspires him, reflects on how he got his start, and remembers a few of his favorite Country Weste…
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Featuring Artist Donald Montileaux

He is renowned for his iconographic ledger drawings that effortlessly combine his vibrant use of color and stylized imagery with a beautiful sense of movement.He is celebrated for his highly anticipat…
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Chippewa Artist Mike McLeod - Inspiration

Chippewa artist Michael McLeod is well known for his beaded and painted pouches, decorated top hats, bone hair pipe breastplates, and buckskin clothing...but he is celebrated for his painted hides.…
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James Little Wounded: Artist & Grandpa

In our final snippet with artist James Little Wounded, he talks about what it's like to work in his studio both as an artist and a grandpa - how he makes (and listens to) his pieces and how his lit…
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James Little Wounded: Symbols & Color

The expressive imagery and powerful colors Minneconjou Lakota artist James Little Wounded uses in his artwork are not only beautiful, but they are also filled with meaning. In this snippet, James e…
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James Little Wounded: Find Your Own Way

"Find your own way. Love and know your culture". In this snippet of Rose's interview with artist James Little Wounded, he shares his insight, experience, and gives some great advice to our younger…
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The Heartbeat of the Drum

The other day I was searching through our archives and came across an amazing story about the power of the drum and the unmistakable beauty of its voice.This essay was written by our Native Gallery Di…
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