Native Americans in Film

November 19, 2015 Hello! November is Native American Indian Heritage Month. This is the final look at Native Americans in another art form, today it’s film. Here are four who have and are still putting their mark in the film industry.   Irene Bedard She has portrayed many Native American characters in films. If you can recall, she provided the voice for Pocahontas in the 1995 Disney film, Pocahontas. She also appeared in Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee, Smoke Signals, and Wildflowers. Bedard is known for bringing powerful emotional performances to her characters. Bedard is of Inupiat, Yupik, Inuit, … Continue reading Native Americans in Film

Native Americans in Music

November 17, 2015 Morning everyone! For those of you are just joining in, November is Native American Heritage Month. Last week, we saw Native Americans in art, literature, and now we get to see a glimpse in music.   Karen Dalton Dalton was a Cherokee folk blues singer, guitarist, and banjo player.  She was associated with the early 1960’s Greenwich Village folk music scene. If you listen to her voice, she had a Billie Holiday thing going on.           Blackfire A Navajo traditionally influenced, music group composed of three siblings, two brothers and one sister. Their high-energy style … Continue reading Native Americans in Music

Native Americans in Literature

November 13, 2015 Hello, it’s been a very busy week here at Shadowbox….anniversary, Veteran’s Day….I’m up to the challenge! November is Native American Heritage Month and Shadowbox is taking a look at Native Americans in art, literature, music and film. Monday we saw four Native Americans that have made a statement in art, now lets look at the writers…..   Sherman Alexie A poet, writer and filmmaker, much of Alexie’s writings draws on his experiences as a Native American with ancestry of several tribes, growing up on the Spokane Indian reservation. His best-known works such as The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight … Continue reading Native Americans in Literature

Spotlight Artist: Native American Indian Heritage Month

November 9, 2015 Morning creative peeps! Everyone enjoyed their weekend? Fabulous! It’s going to get pretty busy this week. November is Native American Indian Heritage Month and last year Shadowbox showcased work from Native American artists. This year Shadowbox is featuring four artists.   THERESA PADEN     ARTHUR AMIOTTE     HELEN HARDIN     EMMI WHITEHORSE   Come back Wednesday for more when Shadowbox features Native American writers. Enjoy the rest of your Monday and be blessed!       featured image unknown. Other images courtesy of Theresa Paden, Arthur Amiotte, Helen Hardin, and Emmi Whitehorse. chiaroscurosantafe.com, http://www.dailypainters.com, http://www.joslyn.org, … Continue reading Spotlight Artist: Native American Indian Heritage Month