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Picturing IdentityContemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text$
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Hertha D. Sweet Wong

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469640709

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640709.001.0001

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Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds’s Artwork

Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds’s Artwork

“Native Peoples Have Chosen Art as Their Cultural Tool and Weapon”

(p.214) Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds’s Artwork
Picturing Identity

Hertha D. Sweet Wong

University of North Carolina Press

Cheyenne conceptual artist Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds makes word paintings, abstract paintings, and public art installations. This chapter considers Heap of Birds’s focus on memory, history, and community as central to his self and community-formulation. Through his artwork using image and text, he contributes to the ongoing project of decolonization: making visible a history of Native erasure and appropriating settler-colonial discourses of place and time, first steps in articulating a contemporary, collective, and sovereign Native identity.

Keywords:   Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds, Word Paintings, Conceptual Art, Cheyenne, Settler-Colonial, Decolonization

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