Archive of: Native Life

Title Issue
Last Of The Original World War II ‘Code Talkers’ Passes On

Last Of The Original World War II ‘Code Talkers’ Passes On

Chester Nez (Navajo), 93, helped create a code the Japanese couldn’t break.

July 2014
Best Of The West 2014: Turquoise, The Color Of Water

Best Of The West 2014: Turquoise, The Color Of Water

The culturally significant gem remains a central focus of contemporary Native artists.

June 2014
Spirit Hawk Eye

Spirit Hawk Eye

Heidi Laughton’s journey to document the diversity of contemporary Native American culture has led the photographer to explore her own native heritage.

March 2014
More Than An Indian Taco

More Than An Indian Taco

The Indian fry bread taco is as emblematic of oppression as it is a symbol of survival and cultural diversity — with a multilayered history stretching far beyond the Long Walk.

October 2013
A Loan Deferred

A Loan Deferred

For Native farmers and ranchers who have experienced discrimination in the past, times might be changing.

August 2013
Best Of The West 2013: Patricia Michaels

Best Of The West 2013: Patricia Michaels

The first Native American contestant to appear on Project Runway designs fashion that blends the modern with traditional Native culture.

June 2013
Best Of The West 2013: Patrick Dean Hubbell

Best Of The West 2013: Patrick Dean Hubbell

Navajo artist on the rise.

June 2013
Art Gallery: Lillian Pitt

Art Gallery: Lillian Pitt

This award-winning artist's work honors the culture and legends of her ancestors.

April 2013
James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection

James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection

Exhibits at the University of Oklahoma’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art spotlight expansive collection full of major works.

December 2012
Native American Portraits

Native American Portraits

The New Mexico History Museum is displaying a collection of more than 50 images from its archives.

October 2012
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