Melanie Yazzie, Indian Boy Project, 1996. Screenprint. Gift of James Treat. 2017-13-4.
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Oct 5, 2018–Nov 1, 2018
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Melanie Yazzie (United States, born 1966)
Indian Boy Project, 1996

Gift of James Treat 2017-13-4

Here the Navajo (Diné) artist Yazzie combines elements of Native imagery: an elementary school art lesson, a cartoon, photographs, and a tourist map of Arizona, which includes the Navajo reservation town of Ganado, where the artist was raised.

How do we depict Native American history in a way that accounts for diverse ways of knowing?

What Native imagery speaks in meaningful ways today?

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See works by Melanie Yazzie in the Online Collection.

Selected by Anne Sautman and Jon Seydl