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Native Portraiture: Power and Perception

What is communicated when an outsider portrays someone from another culture?

 


In order of appearance:  Wendy Red Star (Apsí¡alooke Nation, born 1981), Four Seasons — Indian Summer, 2006. Archival pigment print on Sunset Fiber rag, 23 í— 26 inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of Loren Lipson, 2017.4. Photo courtesy of the artist.  Charles M. Russell (American, 1864–1926), Indian Canoe Party  (detail), 1906. Watercolor on paper, 13 ¾ í— 21⅝ inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Haub Family Collection, Gift of Erivan and Helga Haub, 2017.14.42. Photo © TAM, photo courtesy of Laura McCurdy.  Kevin Red Star (Apsí¡alooke Nation, born 1943), Buffalo Horse Medicine (detail), circa 2007. Mixed media, 44 í— 40 inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Haub Family Collection, Gift of Erivan and Helga Haub, 2015.29.12. Photo © TAM, photo by Richard Nicol.  Ernest L. Blumenschein (American, 1874–1960), Taos Indian Chief, circa 1915. Oil on canvas, 14 ¼ í— 16 ¼ inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Haub Family Collection, Gift of Erivan and Helga Haub, 2017.14.8. Photo © TAM, photo courtesy of Laura McCurdy.