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Dance of the Heyoka

Oscar Howe, Dance of the Heyoka, c. 1954 (detail). Watercolor on paper. Collection of the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Museum purchase, 1954.12. © 2019 by permission of the Oscar Howe Family.
Oscar Howe, Dance of the Heyoka, c. 1954 (detail). Watercolor on paper. Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Museum purchase, 1954.12. © 2019 by permission of the Oscar Howe Family.

In this episode of the Nasher Museum Podcast, you’re listening to Jenny Tone Pah-Hote, a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. She is associate professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Crafting an Indigenous Nation:  Kiowa Expressive Culture in the Progressive Era (UNC-Press, 2019). She sees the work of Oscar Howe as a fitting starting point in Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now, the first exhibition to chart the development of contemporary Indigenous art in the United States and Canada.

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