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Native America

Unknown artist, Kiowa, Southern Plains, North America, lattice cradle baby carrier, about 1910

Hood Quarterly, winter 2007

This cradleboard reveals the exquisite beadwork that epitomizes the Kiowa style of decoration in Native American art. The Kiowa developed what is possibly the most prominently known baby carrier in Plains art, the lattice cradle or cradleboard (popularly known as the “papoose”), which spread to the Comanche, Cheyenne, and Dakota tribes of the Central Plains.

Recent Acquisitions: Norman G. Jackson, Sharkman mask, 2004

Hood Quarterly, winter 2007

This beautifully carved and painted wooden mask by the Tongass Tlingit artist Norman G. Jackson brings to light a contemporary reinterpretation of traditional Northwest Coast themes and mythical stories. In much Northwest Coast art, painted, carved, or woven imagery is used during special occasions to proclaim and validate the status of ancestral clan crests representing mythical beings.

Thin Ice: Inuit Traditions within a Changing Environment

Climate and Weather within the Context of Inuit Life and Traditions

Hood Quarterly, winter 2007
Nicole S. Tuckenberger, Stefansson Postdoctoral Fellow, Curator of Thin Ice: Inuit Traditions within a Changing Environment

Thin Ice: Inuit Traditions within a Changing Environment

Dartmouth Arctic Collections and the International Polar Year, 2007–8

Hood Quarterly, winter 2007
Ross A. Virginia, Director, Dickey Center Institute of Arctic Studies, Professor of Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College; Kenneth S. Yalowitz, Ambassador (Ret.) Director, Dickey Center for International Understanding, Adjunct Professor of Government, Dartmouth College; Gor Krupnik, Curator, Circumpolar Ethnology, Arctic Studies Center, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Recent Acquisitions: Chief Killer, Central Plains, Cheyenne, School at Fort Marion, about 1877–78

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003

A Native American Repatriation

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

The Hood Museum of Art sent Kellen G. Haak, Collections Manager/Registrar and Repatriation Coordinator, to Southeast Alaska last November to deliver a Chilkat tunic from the collection to the Deisheetaan clan of the Kootznoowoo tribe of Tlingit Indians.

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