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By Lillian A. Ackerman

Among local American Plateau humans, girls are very important tradition bearers, accountable for passing religious values from one iteration to the subsequent by way of many capacity, together with guide paintings varieties, tales, and songs. This e-book explores all of the Plateau arts by way of local American legends and poems, articles by means of numerous students, and interviews with local American girls artists.

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I can assure you that there is no need for concern. Among our people, there is a firm commitment to creating traditional art. Honor, respect, praise, and warmththese are what come to mind when I reflect on the past generations of traditional Plateau Native women artists. For today's artists, I would add a determined commitment to be the bridge for future artists, to help them find expression through the traditional arts. The information superhighway is immense and upon us. We are bombarded with information right in our homes.

Abrams, Jeanne Andersen, Mary Beth King, and Ronald Pond. Jim Rosengren, director of Exhibit Touring Services (ETS), Cheney, Washington, has helped us in developing plans for the traveling exhibition version of A Song to the Creator; the national tour is sponsored by ETS. I would also like to thank Marcia Bol, Barbara Loeb, Jacqueline Peterson, Page xiii Linda Roundhill, Rod Slemmons, Allan H. Smith, Zuma Lee Staba, and Margie Waheneka for their words of wisdom as our exhibit plans evolved. I owe special recognition to Ann McCormack, whose unquenchable spirit and generous heart gave inspiration to us all whenever the going got tough, and to the late Mari Watters, a vibrant champion of Plateau women, who first encouraged me to develop the concept of a Plateau women's exhibit.

What are the women like who create these art forms? Is their art connected to their life experiences? How has their art developed from the past to the present? This book includes examples of the numerous art forms of Native American women of the Plateau and traces the evolution of their art from past to present, from Native traditions to some adaptations of these traditions to contemporary Euro-American art forms. Page 6 First Contact and History Map 1. Traditional homelands of the Plateau people When Euro-Americans first came to the Plateau, they found a series of elevated plains formed by extensive lava flows and cut by two great river systems, the Columbia and the Fraser.

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