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Bonita Bent-Nelson, Quillwoman

Recent, I attended a powwow and met a remarkable artist, Bonita Bent-Nelson, also known as Quillwoman.  How she earned the name Quillwoman is obvious once you see her quillwork. But before we look at Bonita’s work, let’s learn a little … Continue reading

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Are the First Depictions of Native Americans in the Vatican?

Christopher Columbus made landfall in 1492 – we all know that – and “discovered” the North American continent.  His voyage was financed by Ferninand and Isabella, the Spanish King and Queen.  He returned in March of 1493 and turned over … Continue reading

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