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In Minneapolis, Native women's art shines in a revolutionary exhibition


Brian Peterson – Star Tribune

"The Garden" by Julie Buffalohead.

Tiny beads the size of sand are arranged inside a gold-framed necklace amulet, forming a portrait of Pocahontas, the leader who symbolizes both the romanticization of Native American women and their erasure.

The delicate, wearable artwork by Keri Ataumbi (Kiowa/Comanche) and Jamie Okuma (Luiseño/Shoshone-Bannock) is one of 117 pieces on display in the revolutionary show "Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists" at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The exhibit is the first ever at a major institution to focus solely on the contributions of Native women artists, with a key aim of making them, and their accomplishments, visible.


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