Native American Art

with an emphasis on representational art


(above: Pablita Velarde, Basketmaking, c. 1940. Source: National Park Service)



This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "Native American Art." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.

We recommend that readers search within the TFAO website to find detailed information for any topic. Please see our page How to research topics not listed for more information.

After Resource Library articles and essays are links to valuable online resources found outside our website. Links may be to museums' articles about exhibits, plus much more topical information based on online searches.

Following online resources is information about offline resources including museums, DVDs, and paper-printed books, journals and articles.


Resource Library articles and essays honoring the American experience through its art



2009 - 2012








Also see articles and essays from Resource Library regarding Navajo Weavings and American Jewelry Art


(above: Unknown artist, Drawings of Kachina Dolls, Plate 11, from 1894 anthropology book Dolls of the Tusayan Indians by Jesse Walter Fewkes)



Other resources


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click here to review museums with a focus on Native American Art


(above: Florence Browning, Double Handed Awanyu Bowl. Photo: National Park Service)


(above: Bai-De-Schluch-A-Ichin or Be-Ich-Schluck-Ich-In-Et-Tzuzzigi ("Metal Beater" Slender Silversmith, Navajo) with silver necklaces, concho belts, and tools, c.1883, Palace of the Governor Archives. Photo: Ben Wittick)


Return to Topics in American Representational Art

TFAO catalogues:

American Representational Art links to dozens of topics in American Representational Art

Audio Online a catalogue of online streaming audio recordings

Collections of Historic American Art notable private collections

Distinguished Artists a national registry of historic artists

Geographic Tour of American Representational Art History a catalogue of articles and essays that describe the evolution of American art from the inception of the United States to WWII.

Illustrated Audio Online streaming online narrated slide shows

Articles and Essays Online substantive texts published outside of Resource Library

Videos Online a comprehensive catalogue of online full motion videos streamed free to viewers

Videos an authoritative guide to videos in VHS and DVD format

Books general reference books published on paper

Interactive media media in CD-ROM format

Magazines paper-published magazines and journals

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