Native American/First Nations/Indigenous

Art History

Anderson, Heather, ed. Meryl McMaster: Confluence. Exh. cat. Ottawa: Carleton University Art Gallery, 2016.

Ash-Milby, Kathleen. “Emmi Whitehorse: Land of Myth and Memory.” In Off the Map: Landscape in the Native Imagination, 30–37. Washington, DC: NMAI Editions, 2007.

Begay, D.Y. “My Story.” In Woven by the Grandmothers: Nineteenth-century Navajo Textiles from the National Museum of the American Indian = Nihimásáni deiztłʼǫ́, edited by Eulalie H. Bonar, 13–27. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press in association with the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, 1996.

Berlo, Janet Catherine. “Alberta Thomas, Navajo Pictorial Arts, and Ecocrisis in Dinetah.” In A Keener Perception: Ecocritical Studies in American Art History, edited by Alan C. Braddock and Christoph Irmscher. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2009.

Berlo, Janet Catherine, and Ruth B. Phillips. Native North American Art. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Berlo, Janet Catherine. “Drawing (Upon) the Past: Negotiating Identities in Inuit Graphic Arts Production.” In Unpacking Culture: Art and commodity in Colonial and Postcolonial Worlds, edited by Ruth Phillips and Christopher Steiner, 178–196. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

Blocker, Jane. “Ambivalent Entertainments: James Luna, Performance, and the Archive.” Grey Room 37 (2009): 52–77.

Bol, Marsha Clift. “Lakota Women’s Artistic Strategies in Support of the Social System.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 9, no. 1 (1985): 33–51.

Brody, J. J. Pueblo Indian Painting: Tradition and Modernism in New Mexico, 1900–1930. Santa Fe: SAR Press, 1999.

Brody, J. J. and Rina Swentzell. To Touch the Past: The Painted Pottery of the Mimbres People. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996.

Durham, Jimmie. Jimmie Durham, Waiting to Be Interrupted: Selected Writings 1993–2012, edited by Jean Fisher. Milan: Mousse Publishing, 2014.

Egan, Shannon. “Yet in a Primitive Condition: Edward S. Curtis’s North American Indian.” American Art 20, no. 3 (2006): 58–83.

Farago, Claire. “Transforming Images: New Mexican Santos between Theory and History.” In The Visual Culture of American Religions, edited by David Morgan and Sally M. Promey, 191–208. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.

Fine-Dare, Kathleen. Grave Injustice: The American Indian Repatriation Movement and NAGPRA. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 2002.

Fineup-Riordan, Anne. The Living Tradition of Yup’ik Masks. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996.

Fryd, Vivien Green. “Re-reading the Indian in West’s Death of General Wolfe.” American Art 9, no. 1 (1995): 72–85.

Francis, Margot. “Playing Indian: Indigenous Responses to ‘Indianness.’ ” In Creative Subversions: Whiteness, Indigeneity and the National Imaginary. Vancouver: UBC Press, ca. 2011.

Gritton, Joy. Institute of American Indian Arts: Modernism and U.S. Indian Policy. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, 2000.

Hansen, Emma I. Memory and Vision: Arts, Culture, and Lives of Plains Indian People. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008.

Haozous, Bob, Joseph M. Sanchez, and Lucy R. Lippard. Bob Haozous: Indigenous Dialogue. Santa Fe: Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, 2005.

Horton, Jessica and Janet Berlo. “Beyond the Mirror: Indigenous Ecologies and ‘New Materialisms’ in Contemporary Art.” Third Text 27, no. 1 (2013): 17–28.

Hutchinson, Elizabeth. The Indian Craze: Primitivism, Modernism, and Transculturation in American Art, 1890–1915. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009.

Hutchinson, Elizabeth. “The Dress of His Nation”: Romney’s Portrait of Joseph Brant.” Winterthur Portfolio 45, no. ⅔ (2011): 209–228.

Hutchinson, Elizabeth. “When the Sioux Chief’s Party Calls: Kasebier’s Indian Portraits and the Gendering of the Artist’s Studio.” American Art 16, no. 2 (2002): 40–65.

Jonaitis, Aldona and Aaron Glass. The Totem Pole: An Intercultural History. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2010.

Lidchi and Hulleah J. Tsinhahjinnie, eds. Visual Currencies: Reflections on Native Photography. Edinburgh: National Museums Scotland, 2009.

Luna, James and Renée Sueppel. “Note on the Process of Performance.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 39, no. 4, (2015): 45–54.

McGeough, Michelle. “Indigenous Curatorial Practices and Methodologies.” Wicazo-Sa Review 27, no. 1 (2012): 13–20.

McLerran, Jennifer. A New Deal for Native Art: Indian Arts and Federal Policy, 1933–1943. University of Arizona, 2009.

M’Closkey, Kathy. Swept Under the Rug: A Hidden History of Navajo Weaving. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2002.

Muller, Kevin. “Pelts and Power, Mohawks and Myth: Benjamin West’s Portrait of Guy Johnson.” Winterthur Portfolio 40, no. 1 (2005): 47–76.

Muller, Kevin. “From Palace to Longhouse: Portraits of the Four Indian Kings in a Transatlantic Context.” American Art 22, no. 3 (2008): 26–49.

Nabokov, Peter, and Robert Easton. Native American Architecture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Nottage, James H., ed. Diversity and Dialogue: The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007.

Phillips, Ruth B. “Reading and Writing Between the Lines: Soldiers, Curiosities, and Indigenous Art Histories.” Winterthur Portfolio 45, no. ⅔ (2011): 107–124.

Phillips, Ruth B. Trading Identities: The Souvenir in Native North American Art from the Northeast, 1700–1900. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998.

Rickard, Jolene. “Absorbing or Obscuring the Absence of a Critical Space in the Americas for Indigeneity: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.” Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics 52 (2007): 85–92.

Rushing, Jackson. Native American Art in the Twentieth Century: Makers, Meanings, Histories. New York: Routledge, 1999.

Sarris, Greg. “What I’m Talking about When I’m Talking About My Baskets: Conversations with Mabel McKay.” In De/Colonizing the Subject: The Politics of Gender in Women’s Autobiography, edited by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, 20–33. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1992.

Scholder, Fritz. “Indian Kitsch.” American Indian Art Magazine 4 (February 1979): 64–69.

Scudeler, June. “ ‘Indians on Top’: Kent Monkman’s Sovereign Erotics.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 39, no. 4 (2015): 19–32.

Scott, Sascha. “Awa Tsireh and the Art of Subtle Resistance.” The Art Bulletin 95, no. 4 (2013): 597–622.

Scott, Sascha. A Strange Mixture: The Art and Politics of Painting Pueblo Indians. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015.

Silko, Leslie Marmon. “Introduction” and “Rain.” In The Pueblo Imagination: Landscape and Memory in the Photography of Lee Marmon. Boston: Beacon Press, 2003.

Szabo, Joyce M. Howling Wolf and the History of Ledger Art. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1994.

Torrence, Gaylord. The Plains Indians: Artists of the Earth and Sky. Paris: Musée du quai Branly; New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2014.

Torrance, Gaylord. The American Indian Parfleche: A Tradition of Abstract Painting. Seattle: University of Washington Press in association with the Des Moines Art Center, 1994.

Townsend, Richard F., Robert V. Sharp, and Garrick Alan Bailey. Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand: American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 2004.

Watson, Mark. “Jimmie Durham’s Building a Nation: Across Post-Indian, Post-American Modernities.” American Art 28, no. 1 (2014): 16–24.

Whiteford, Andrew Hunter, Laboratory of Anthropology, et. al. I am Here: Two Thousand Years of Southwest Indian Arts and Culture. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1989.

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Cultural and Literary Theory

Barker, Joanne. Native Acts: Law, Recognition, and Cultural Authenticity. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011.

Bsumek, Erika Marie. Indian-made: Navajo Culture in the Marketplace, 1868–1940. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2008.

Byars-Nichols, Keely. The Black Indian in American Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Lidchi, Henrietta. “Guilty Pleasures: Selling American Indian Arts and Crafts.” European Review of American Studies 19, no. 1 (2005): 35–44.

Mullin, Molly H. Culture in the Marketplace: Gender, Art, and Value in the American Southwest. Durham: Duke University Press, 2001.

Roscoe, Will. “The One who is Changing: Hastíín Klah and the Navajo Nâdleehí Tradition.” In Changing Ones: Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America. New York: Saint Martin’s Press, 1998.

Smith, Paul Chaat. Everything You Know About Indians is Wrong. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009.

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Coleman, Arica L. That the Blood Stay Pure: African Americans, Native Americans, and the Predicament of Race and Identity in Virginia. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2013.

Coffey, Mary K. “The ‘Mexican Problem’: Nation and ‘Native’ in Mexican Muralism and Cultural Discourse.”  The Social and the Real: Political Art of the 1930s in the Western Hemisphere, edited by Alejandro Anreus, Diana L. Linden, and Jonathan Weinberg.

Coulthard, Glen. Red Skins, White Masks. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 2014.

Wolfe, Patrick. “Settler Colonialism and the Elimination of the Native.” Journal of Genocide Research 8, no. 4 (December 2006): 387–409.

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Additional Theoretical Resources

Alfred, Gerald R. Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom. Peterborough: Broadview, 2005.

Allen, Chadwick. Trans-indigenous: Methodologies for Global Native Literary Studies. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2012.

Barker, Joanne, ed. Sovereignty Matters: Locations of Contestation and Possibility in Indigenous Struggles for Self-determination. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 2005.

Bruyneel, Kevin. The Third Space of Sovereignty: The Postcolonial Politics of U.S.-Indigenous Relations. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2007.

Byrd, Jodi A. ” ‘Been to the Nation, Lord, But I Couldn’t Stay There’: American Indian Sovereignty and the Incommensurability of the Internal.” Interventions 13, no. 1 (2011): 31–52.

Byrd, Jodi A. Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism. Minneapolis & London: U of Minnesota Press, 2011.

Deloria, Philip. Indians in Unexpected Places. Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2004.

Deloria, Vine. We Talk, You Listen: New Tribes, New Turf. New York: Macmillan, 1970.

Deloria, Vine. God is Red: A Native View of Religion. New York: Putnam Publishing Group, 1973,

Rifkin, Mark. “Indigenizing Agamben: Rethinking Sovereignty in Light of the ‘Peculiar’ Status of Native Peoples.” Cultural Critique 72 (2009): 88–124.

Rifkin, Mark. “The Frontier as (Movable) Space of Exception.” Settler Colonial Studies 4, no. 2 (2014): 176–180.

Rifkin, Mark. Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014

Thrush, Cole. Indigenous London: Native Travellers at the Heart of Empire. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.

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