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We caught up with bead worker Summer Peters who won Best of Show at the Eiteljorg Indian Market with her beadwork portrait Gentleman Jim. A single mom and full time artist, she is a tribal member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in Michigan, but lives...

Couple married in the Eiteljorg Kincannon Learning Circle. Everybody starts somewhere.  For some people, there’s a clear moment of clarity when they “just know”.  Others experience a more gradual shift, but there’s always a beginning. My beginning has been at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians...

Climbing the stairs to the second floor at the Eiteljorg, you are likely to be drawn to the large steatite Buffalo Dancer sculpture by Doug Hyde before making your way to the main galleries. It’s easy to miss a very intriguing work located in this foyer. Tucked...

Every June, the Eiteljorg brings gifted Native American artists and performers together with visitors for a celebration of Native American cultures. It’s a culmination of yearlong efforts as well as a “family reunion” for artists, museum staff and visitors. There’s always so much to see...

2013 Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival signature artist, Todd Bordeaux writes about the importance of art. I have a hard time saying that I create anything, for grandmother earth creates everything necessary for life. I rearrange natural, synthetic and found objects to mold beautiful, historical and...

It’s the final countdown to Indian Market and Festival on Saturday and Sunday June 22 and 23, and the tempo around the Eiteljorg festivals department is rapidly gaining speed. Surrounded by all the behind-the-scenes preparations, I suppose I ought to feel like an expert, but...

So Much to See and Do! This Saturday and Sunday (June 22 and 23), Military Park will be rocking to drums and Native American flute at the 21st annual Indian Market and Festival. It’s time to prepare. The sweet smell of frybread will fill the air, while artists...

Father’s Day is the one day set aside to remember our father, dad, papa or daddy.  With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we sometimes take dad for granted unless the chips are down.  When the chips are down, we reach out to our...

“We’re hard to describe. The music is reggae and rock; it’s got flutes; it’s got English and traditional vocals, ballads and some heavy stuff. If I had to describe us, it would be as Native music. That’s what it is.” – Adrian Wall, May/June 2013 Native Peoples Magazine. Less...

This banjo - usually housed in a storage drawer - helped a 9-year-old boy with disabilities celebrate one of his best birthdays ever. A little boy came to the Eiteljorg Saturday afternoon. Turned out I knew his favorite songs on the banjo, "Baby Beluga" and "Old Dan Tucker."...

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