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Entitled "Corn is Life" this acrylic by Ryan Huna Smith. It measures 48 by 36 inches. Painted in 1999. $1800.

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Based upon the Apahce Gaan dancers (representing the Mountain Spirits) a marker and watercolor piece also by Ryan. Image area: 11 by 13.75 inches. $400 - framed SOLD

Ryan Huna Smith (Chemehuevi/Navajo) is a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes in Parker, AZ. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM and received his BFA from the University of Arizona in Tucson. In 1996, Ryan illustrated Tribal Force - the first mainstream comic book created by both a writer and illustrator that were Native American.Currently he teaches at Ha:san Preparatory High School in Tucson. (It's funded by the Tohono O'odham, Nation.)

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Best known as an award-winning jeweler, Michael Roahorse Crawford has begun exporing sculpture and painting (more work in Gallery 2) This piece, entitled "Weaving" measures 26 by 32 inchs. Mixed media including wood, iron and canvas with acrylic paint. $1850.

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"Anasazi Parrots" by Joe Herrera (1921-2001) of Cochiti. This serigraph was created by him in 1993. Mr Herrera, the son of Tonita Herrera (the first woman painter in the Pueblos to gain recognition), was awarded Les Palmes d'Academiques by the French government in 1954 in recognition of his ground-breaking artwork. 16 by 20 inches. $800.

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Parker Boyiddle was a remarkable artist. A Kiowa artist, he attended IAIA in the mid 1960s along with some of the other most famous names in contemporary Indian art, including Earl Biss and T.C. Cannon.

The circular work with is 36" across, represents a Kiowa elder reflecting on the past. $3500.

Next, entitled "Saynday and Grandmother Spider Blacken the Crow," this work recounts an ancient Kiowa legend. Image area is 24x36", $6000.

Lastly, there was a close relationship between the Kiowa and the buffalo, around which their way of life revolved. It was believed if a buffalo was taken with respect it would be reborn. Image area 24x36, $4000

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