Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from the Oklahoma Indian Arts and Crafts Co-op (Anadarko, Oklahoma) in 1964; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Cherokee Days 2105 is the museum's second festival featuring storytelling, films, dance, music, family activities and demonstrations from citizens of the Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee, who are partnering on this program that shares the true Cherokee story. In this segment, Roy Hamilton, who works on history and preservation for the Cheokee Nation, gives a talk on tracing Cherokee heritage with details on determining Cherokee tribal membership. This presentation was webcast from the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indians on April 10, 2015.
Oscar Howe (Mazuha Hokshina), Yanktonnai Nakota, 1915-1983
Paper, watercolor, ink
30.1 x 43.9 cm
South Dakota; USA
Part of a series of paintings commissioned by Dr. Oscar Brousse Jacobson (1882-1966, artist, scholar, Native art patron, and director of the University of Oklahoma's School of Art from 1915 to 1954) for "North American Indian Costumes, 1564-1950," a book by Oscar B. Jacobson and Oscar Howe and published by Editions d'Art C. Szwedzicki. Nice, France, 1952. The original paintings were purchased by MAI from Dr. Jacobson before 1966.
The Cherokee National Youth Choir performs traditional and gospel songs in the Cherokee language. For Cherokee Days, the group performed 12 selections, including 'Happy Birthday' in Cherokee. The choir is directed by Mary Kay Henderson and is comprised of youth from throughout the Cherokee Nation. Recorded at the National Museum of the American Indian Potomac Atrium on April 5, 2014.