Photo: NMAI Celebrates Women and Ledger Art

Photo: NMAI Celebrates Women and Ledger Art

By: 
ICTMN Staff
4/29/16

 

As part of Women’s History Month in March, the National Museum of the American Indian held special events in its Washington, D.C. and New York City locations. One of those events was “Crossing Lines: Women and Ledger Art” held March 12 at NMAI in New York City.

Though this art form was originally dominated by men, many women also create ledger art, and several of them gave insight into their work during the free program at NMAI. Participants included Lauren Good Day Giago (Arikara/Hidatsa/Blackfeet/Plains Cree), Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty (Assiniboine/Sioux), and Wakeah Jhane (Comanche/Blackfeet/Kiowa).

RELATED: Women’s History Month: 5 NMAI Events Highlighting Indigenous Contributions

This image was featured in this week’s Indian Country Today Media Network newsletter.

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