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Magic Box Sketchbooks II

More research drawings from a current project that looks at the ways in which Native Americans were documented in photography in the early 1900’s. I’m becoming more and more interested in the assimilation of the Native Americans to the ‘white man’s’ way of life – the ways in which their culture, behaviour, traditions and language gradually changed, often by force, to resemble the culture of their white conquerers. 70 more words


Hokey Smokes!

This one is a little scary.

Another photo from Edward S. Curtis documenting Native American life. This time a Navajo man wearing the mask of Ganaskidi. 95 more words

McGurk On Art