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> SYMPOSIUM ON THE AMERICAN INDIAN > > he 41st Annual Symposium on the American Indian was held at Northeastern State University in Talequah. This years’ theme was “Technology Future, Technology Past: A Woven Link,” as the symposium explored how indigenous societies have endured in the face of technological innovations and the massive cultural changes these innovations have brought. Talks were given by noted Native authors, artists, educators, writers, business and tribal leaders. Other activities included a film series, pow wow, traditional sports, language events and more. > http://offices.nsuok.edu/ centerfortribalstudies/ TribalStudiesHome.aspx. > >
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> SHAN GOSHORN’S SINGING BASKETS > by heather ahtone > > ulsa resident Shan Goshorn is having a once in a lifetime kind of year. Goshorn has been awarded one of the five prestigious 2013 Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowships, she received three awards at the 2013 Annual Heard Market, she’s getting ready to travel to the National Museum of the American Indian on a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship and a 2013 SWAIA Discovery Fellowship that includes a cash award and a premier location for the annual Santa Fe Indian Market. The Eiteljorg Fellowship includes an unrestricted cash award and an exhibition at the museum, scheduled to open in November later this year. Like all great things, it is the payoff of a great deal of hard work. Goshorn, who is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, has been a professional artist for over thirty years. Her career shifted in 2008 when she began incorporating her photography with texts printed on paper and weaving them into Cherokee basket forms. Her early baskets were immediately collected by and for national museums. More importantly, the public response to the baskets was deeply emotional and affected Goshorn’s interest in exploring what potential they held. At the Red Earth Festival in 2010, one elderly Kiowa woman was moved to tears in the booth upon seeing a coffinshaped basket that was woven with the faces of the children who had attended the Carlisle Indian School in 1912. The baskets have been met with that kind of emotional response wherever they have been exhibited and it has invigorated Goshorn’s interest in continuing to weave them. One of the baskets that will be exhibited in the Eiteljorg Museum’s Fellowship exhibition is “Cherokee Burden Basket: Singing a Song for Balance.” Just over twenty-three inches high, the basket is woven in the traditional form of a Cherokee burden basket. The walls are constructed from a group of documents
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Burden basket. Historically, this basket would have a leather or
were built into carefully organized bands wrapping around the shifting volume. The overall form creates a dark hollow symbolically representing the empty relationship that tribes had to the new place. Jackson and his supporters could not have imagined, if they had so chosen, the burden they had created for tribes to reestablish themselves in the new spaces.
cloth strap woven under the rim, to support to weight of a heavy
load such as corn, nuts, bedding or firewood. The basket would be
oshorn, who understands that these traditions can still be maintained even against oppression, wove a strand of paper dyed in the four sacred colors of the Cherokee into each of the sides of the baskets to mark the four directions. These sacred colors are overprinted with the Cherokee morning and evening songs. Goshorn’s simplistic incorporation of the directional colors subtly recognizes that the larger orders of the universe are not subject to human interference. As the sun still rises, Native people still rise to pray to the east and have found a way to bring their traditions with them, even into the twenty-first century. Goshorn described, “I believe that these traditional ways help to center us in the midst of all this oppression.” Tribes that call Oklahoma “home” have found a way to carry that burden and set roots that are now almost two centuries deep. As the title speaks to it, the basket is a contemporary work of art that serves to communicate that despite what burdens that tribes have brought with them into our present time and their current homes, the traditions found in the songs and the traditional arts serve to bring them into that harmonic place where being Cherokee, and Oklahoma, and American are not mutually exclusive nor necessarily antagonistic. Goshorn’s year is not over yet, and with national events still yet to take place this fall, she can only sit back and enjoy whatever may come. For those who cannot wait until the next time she exhibits locally she can be contacted at her website for more information: http://www.shangoshorn.com.
> All images: Cherokee Burden Basket: Singing A Song For Balance Shan Goshorn, 2012
> This basket is created in the shape of a traditional Cherokee
worn on the back with the straps looped around the shoulders or arms, similar to a backpack. The splints are printed with treaties, statistics and other relevant texts from a variety of soures. The splints on the interior of this basket were painted in deep muted colors to emphasize the darkness of these burdens to Indian people. A single splint centering each side was painted red, blue, white and black, symbolizing the four sacred colors and directions to the Cherokee.
> > printed on warm, earthy brown tones that include: the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the Treaty of New Echota that removed Cherokee people from their homelands, Colonel Richard Pratt’s speech from which we get the “Kill the Indian, Save the Man” colloquialism, a list of high statistics about Domestic Violence in Indian Country, images of bottles of alcohol a list of stereotypical references and commercial products that feature American Indians, and the New Testament translated in Cherokee. These documents, Goshorn explained, “are many things that have been a burden to Cherokee people and that have separated and removed us from our homelands and the traditions.” The basket metaphorically represents the burden that tribes had to carry with them as they removed their cultures into a foreign place. The mouth of the form at the top is wide and circular. The sides follow that same openness down to neck that steps inward pulling the sides in closer at the lower half, and wind down into a square bottom. Goshorn used the text documents, spliced and prepared so that each warp carries distinct text, as a visual reminder the roles each has contributed to the contemporary Cherokee identity. The documents are each a distinct color and
> Heather Ahtone (Choctaw/Chickasaw) is the James T. Bialac Assistant Curator of Native American and NonWestern Art at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma.
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