University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Volume 36 / Issue 1 (1994)

Issue Cover

Special Issue: Southwestern Native Fairs and Markets

On the cover: Maria Martinez of San Ildefonso Pueblo demonstrating pottery making in 1912 in the Patio of the Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe. Courtesy of the Museum of New Mexico, neg. no. 61764.
Photo by Jesse Nusbaum.

The Hopi Craftsman Exhibition

The Creation of Authenticity

By: Linda B. Eaton

The relationship of the public with American Indians has always been uneasy, and museums are often brokers in the complex process of nego¬tiating and defining this dynamic. Even in the U.S. Southwest, where Indian groups maintain considerable group integrity and are numerically significant in the population, museums still serve as translators between Southwestern Euro¬Americans and […]

Pueblo Potters, Museum Curators, and Santa Fe’s Indian Market

By: Bruce Bernstein

In 1992 Lonnie Vigil, a potter from the Tewa pueblo of Nambe in New Mexico, almost won Best of Show at Santa Fe’s Indian Market with a large, polished micaceous clay jar. Several factors worked against his winning. First, he is from a village with a short potting history as delineated by Indian Market, one […]

Producing ‘Generations in Clay’

Kinship, Markets, and Hopi Pottery

By: Lea S. McChesney

In November 1992, “His” or Camille Nampeyo, a 28-year-old great-great-granddaughter of the famous potter Nampeyo, was profiled as one of two Hopi potters destined to carry on her ancestor’s tradition (Jacka 1992). While women in the First Mesa villages on the Hopi reservation in northeastern Arizona have made pottery for trade or sale to the outside world at least […]

Introduction – Spring 1994

By: Lee Horne

This special Expedition on Native Fairs and Markets of the Southwest takes issues of tradition and innovation, preservation and change, and the conflict between Euro-American and Pueblo values and looks at them in five different settings. The articles are based on papers read at a symposium organized by issue editor Bruce Bernstein for the American […]

Musings and Visions from the Director’s Desk – Spring 1994

By: Jeremy A. Sabloff

It is a great privilege and honor for me to be the eleventh Director and the second Charles K. Williams II Director) of the University of Pennsylvania Museum. It is a particular pleasure to succeed Bob Dyson and to be able to acknowledge all that he has accomplished these past dozen years. In looking over […]

Pueblo Pottery in the Collections of the University of Pennsylvania Museum

By: Anonymous

The University of Pennsylvania’s holdings include some 3500 pieces of Anasazi and Pueblo pottery, collected primarily in the 19th centaur. The following “gallery” of painted Pueblo pottery presents the five great collections that form the bulk of the Museum’s Southwestern holdings. The illustrations and comments have been drawn from J.J. Brody’s exhibit catalog, Beauty from […]

Pottery Making in a Changing World

Santa Clara Pueblo

By: Tessie Naranjo

About 10 miles from my home in Santa Clara Pueblo, is Puce, the home of my ancestors. Puce sits on a mesa top and overlooks the Rio Grande valley. It overlooks our homes. In Puje, among the ruins of my ancestors’ homes, are the remnants of the things they used in their everyday lives. We […]

The Annual MNA Indian Art Exhibitions

By: Duffie Westheimer

In 1984 I was sorting piles of Navajo rugs for the Museum of Northern Arizona’s Navajo Artists Exhibition. I think it was then that I first became enthralled with the Museum’s annual Indian art exhibitions. Not only did I find the artwork appealing, but the very peo­ple whose artifacts appeared in the ethnology galleries were […]