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[teacherartexchange] Native American Women's Dresses - online presentation

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From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Mar 17 2007 - 09:35:10 PDT


Dear Art Educators,

This is an excellent presentation of Native women's dresses -
primarily Plains cultures.
You will need the newest version of Flash Player.

16. Identity by Design: Tradition, Change and Celebration in Native Women's
Dresses [Macromedia Flash Player]
http://www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/identity_by_design/

This web exhibition from the National Museum of the American Indian pairs
historic dresses with commentary and memories from contemporary Native
American women designers, who work in traditional styles. For example, a
painted Sioux dress from 1890 that depicts warrior scenes is accompanied by
comments from Juanita Growing Thunder. She describes a dress made for the
daughter of her mother's adopted brother, beaded with eagle feathers to
recall his service in Vietnam. The dress "meant that he had gone to war and
had fought. It all ties in with the warrior societies of the past." [DS]

Featured in Scout Report:
>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.
http://scout.wisc.edu/

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Enjoy,

Judy Decker
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