Caddo

Jereldine Redcorn, Caddo / Potowatomi / American, born 1939
Caddo
Potawatomi
Southeast

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2019

Ceramic

Overall: 3 3/4 × 6 1/2 × 6 1/2 in. (9.5 × 16.5 × 16.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Moira Redcorn, Class of 1988

2019.101

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

21st century

Object Name

Pottery

Research Area

Native American: Southeast

Native American

On view

Label

Many of the foods we eat begin as seeds, which can be stored for many years in cool, dark places—like this ceramic seed jar. The thin, polished body is remarkably lightweight and incised with intricate patterns that artist Jereldine Redcorn learned by studying pottery vessels made by her Caddo ancestors. Forced removal of the Caddo to Oklahoma induced generations of hardship, during which ancient pottery traditions were largely lost. Through her research and commitment, Redcorn, who began studying Caddo pottery when she was in her fifties, has revived her ancestor’s pottery traditions.

From the 2023 exhibition Liquidity: Art, Commodities, and Water, curated by Michael Hartman, Jonathan Little Cohen Associate Curator of American Art

Course History

NAS 30.21, Native American Art and Material, Jami Powell, Spring 2021

First Year Student Enrichment Program - Cultures, Identities and Belongings, Francine A'Ness, Summer 2023

Anthropology 55.01, Anthropology of Global Health, Anne Sosin, Fall 2023

Anthropology 55.01, Anthropology of Global Health, Anne Sosin, Fall 2023

Art History 40.01, American Art and Identity, Mary Coffey, Fall 2023

Creative Writing 10.02, Writing and Reading Fiction, Katherine Crouch, Fall 2023

Geography 11.01, Qualitative Methods, Emma Colven, Fall 2023

Geography 2.01, Introduction to Human Geography, Coleen Fox, Fall 2023

Geography 31.01, Postcolonial Geographies, Erin Collins, Fall 2023

English 30.01, African and African American Studies 34.01, Early Black American LIterature, Michael Chaney, Winter 2024

Writing 5.06, Image and Text, Becky Clark, Winter 2024

Writing 5.07, Image and Text, Becky Clark, Winter 2024

Exhibition History

Liquidity: Art, Commodities, and Water, Israel Sack Gallery and the Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 29, 2023-June 16, 2024.

Provenance

The artist's daughter, Moira Redcorn, Pawhuska, Oklahoma; given to present collection, 2019.

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