Native American Picture Books of Change

The Art of Historic Editions

Feb 15, 2009 through Jan 2, 2010

Native American Picture Books of Change—is an exhibition of original works by Hopi, Navajo, Apache, and Pueblo artists who illustrated children's books in the 1920's through today. Based on the book of the same title by Rebecca Benes, the exhibition focuses on illustrations in Native American children’s books of the last century. Emerging Indian artists illustrated the stories for Indian students based on Native oral traditions and narratives about everyday Indian life.

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The Brothers

Sky City

At Saiyas Table

Grandfather telling stories to the children

Horses grazing

Gathering wild tea

Plastering the house

Tatay sits by the fire and muses

Grandmother Spider shakes sand out of her moccasins

Making Piki Bread

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