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Patterns of Exchange: Navajo Weavers and Traders

May 15th, 2010 | By | No Comments »

By Teresa J. Wilkins University of Oklahoma Press (2008) Review by Deborah Kelley-Galin Teresa J. Wilkins’s Patterns of Exchange: Navajo Weavers and Traders reconciles the “inherently biased” Euro-American historical perspective with the traditional knowledge of the Navajo people. She offers a meticulously researched account of how longestablished patterns of Native American trade were manipulated, first (more)

Weaving Worlds

Feb 15th, 2010 | By | No Comments »

Written and Directed by Bennie Klain VisionMaker Video (2008) 57 Minutes Review by Deborah Kelley-Galin Writer/director Bennie Klain’s film, Weaving Worlds, examines the tenuous relationship between traditional Diné weavers, who struggle to live a life of integrity, and the capitalist market, on which their livelihoods depend. Nicole Horseherder is a young weaver who obtained a (more)