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The Land Has MemoryIndigenous Knowledge, Native Landscapes, and the National Museum of the American Indian$
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Duane Blue Spruce and Tanya Thrasher

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780807832646

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807889787_blue_spruce

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Through an Interior View

(p.71) Landscape
The Land Has Memory

Kathleen Ash-Milby

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter looks at depictions of the landscape and environment by Native artist around where the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is situated. The artists' relationship to the land is multilayered, encompassing personal and collective memory, history, and narrative. Their sources of inspiration range from the profound to the mundane and the past to the present. The museum's collection of art aims to show this diversity.

Keywords:   NMAI, Native artists, landscape, narrative, collective memory, personal memory, art

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