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Indigenous Artists of the Americas and Canada

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  • Nancy 'Gah-gwah-tah' Reuben Miller (aft.1832 - 1927)
    Tonawanda Seneca/Bear Clan Gaquetah/Gah-gwah-tah Expert Reed Basket Weaver Married 1st: John Reuben Their children: Jennie, Caroline, Elizabeth, Salina, and Thomas Reuben Nancy's children with ...
  • Lehman "Dar" Dowdy (1938 - 2011)
    Seneca/Turtle Clan Longhouse Faithkeeper and Speaker Started/Founded/ taught in the Faithkeeper's School with wife, Sandy Jimerson Dowdy "Lehman "Dar" Dowdy, age 72, of Perimeter Road, Steamburg, Ne...
  • Herbert Dowdy, Sr. (1919 - 1990)
    Seneca/Turtle Clan US Navy WWII Son of Lindsey (b. 1892) and Lorenza Dowdy (b. 1899). Had daughters Pauline Dowdy Jimerson ( -1999), Lorena M. Dowdy (1941-1997) Florence Lee Harrison (1952- ) and...
  • Kevin Johnny-John (1959 - 2023)
    Onondaga/Heron Clan Kevin “Pops” Johnny-John, 64, of Salamanca, NY, died Friday, October 27, 2023 at the Salamanca Rehabilitation & Nursing Center following a long illness. Born August 27, 1959 in ...
  • Michael Kabotie (1942 - 2009)
    Michael Kabotie, also known as Lomawywesa (September 3, 1942 – October 23, 2009) was a Hopi silversmith, painter, sculptor, and poet. He is known for his petroglyph and geometric imagery. Background M...

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  • Eddy Cobiness
  • Norval Morrisseau


  • Daphne Odjig

Dene Suline and Saulteaux

  • Alex Janvier


  • Jackson Beardy
  • Carl Ray

United States of America


Northwest Region US

Northeast Region US/Canada

Haudenosaunee (Iroquois)

  • Charla Jimerson Bach (Seneca) beadwork, clothing: moccasins and traditional regalia
  • Tammy Beauvais (Mohawk) fashion designer
  • Beth Brant (Mohawk) writer and poet
  • Chief John Big Tree, born Isaac Johnny John (Seneca) actor and model
  • DuWayne "Duce" Leslie Bowen (Seneca) Historian, author and storyteller of Seneca religion (Longhouse), folklore and history.
  • Jenna Clause (Cayuga) actress
  • Jesse Joe 'Hayonhwonhish' Cornplanter (Tonawanda Seneca) - actor, artist, author, craftsman, Faithkeeper
  • Bill Crouse (Seneca) leads the Allegany River Dancers in dance, singing and storytelling
  • David Cusick (Tuscarora)- painter, physician, author and student of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) oral tradition
  • Dennis Cusick (Tuscarora) - painter, one the founders of the Iroquois Realist Style of painting.
  • Joseph Tehawehron David (Mohawk) artist
  • Esther Louise Georgette Deer (Mohawk) dancer and singer
  • Tracey Deer (Mohawk) filmmaker
  • Herbert Dowdy, Sr. (Seneca), played drums and sang for the Seneca Nation and the Allegany Singing Society
  • Lehman "Dar" Dowdy (Seneca), Longhouse Faithkeeper and speaker, language teacher. Founded the Faithkeeper's School
  • Gary Farmer (Cayuga) actor and musician
  • Eric Gansworth (Onondaga) Haudenosaunee novelist, poet, visual artist
  • Traynor Ora Halftown (Seneca) - television entertainer and storyteller
  • Carla Hemlock (Mohawk) quilter, beadwork artist
  • Donald "Babe" Hemlock (Mohawk) woodcarver, sculptor
  • Kaniehtiio Horn (Mohawk) film and television actress
  • Joseph Jacobs (Cayuga) sculptures and bronze castings
  • Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs (Mohawk) actress
  • G. Peter Jemison (Seneca) - artist, curator, author, filmmaker, and Faith keeper
  • Kevin Johnny-John, "Pops" (Onondaga), language teacher, dancer, singer and Longhouse Faith Keeper
  • Pauline Johnson (Mohawk) writer
  • Laura 'Wynnogene' Kellogg (Oneida) - poet, essayist, playwright, leader, author, orator, activist and visionary
  • Maurice Kenny (Mohawk) author
  • Amos "Har-wen-do-dyoh" Killbuck (Seneca) - story teller, tea leaf reader, herbalist and splint basket maker
  • Mary Leaf (Mohawk) basketmaker
  • Derek Miller (Mohawk) singer-songwriter
  • Nancy 'Gah-gwah-tah' Reuben Miller (Tonawanda Seneca) expert reed basket weaver and storyteller
  • Patricia Monture-Angus (Mohawk) lawyer, activist, educator, and author
  • Caroline Gahano Mt. Pleasant (Tonawanda Seneca) - beading, textiles and dyeing
  • Shelley Niro (Mohawk), filmmaker, photographer, and installation artist
  • Arthur C. Parker / Gáwasowaneh (Tonawanda Seneca) archaeologist, historian, folklorist, museologist and noted authority on Native American culture
  • Sanford Plummer "Ga-yo-gwa-doke" (Seneca) narrative watercolor painter
  • Tom Printup (Seneca) - beadwork, jewelry, language teacher and storyteller
  • Tammy Rahr, (Cayuga) bead artist
  • Alex Rice (Mohawk), actress
  • Robbie Robertson (Mohawk/Cayuga), singer-songwriter, The Band
  • August Schellenberg (Mohawk), actor
  • Skawennati(Mohawk), multimedia artist and curator
  • Madge Skelly (Onondaga), actress, director, speech pathologist
  • Jay Silverheels, born Harold John Smith (Mohawk) - stuntman, actor, spokesman, teacher
  • Margaret "Maggie Soaring Dove, Dark Eyes" Tahamont (Oneida/Abenaki) actor
  • Emily "Gi das was" Tallchief (Seneca) - storyteller and keeper of history
  • Kiawentiio Tarbell (Mohawk), actress, singer-songwriter, and visual artist
  • Julian Taylor (Mohawk), rock singer (Staggered Crossing, Julian Taylor Band)
  • Carson Waterman (Seneca) - painter and muralist
  • Theodore Curtis Williams (Tuscarora), Author, musician and professional archer
  • Tom Wilson (Mohawk), rock singer (Junkhouse, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Lee Harvey Osmond)

Great Plains and Canadian Prairies

Oglala Lakota


  • Maria Tallchief ,Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Tallchief (Osage), the first Native American to become prima ballerina
  • Marjorie Tallchief. (Osage) first American Indian to be "première danseuse étoile" of the Paris Opera Ballet

Southwest Region US




Santa Clara

San Ildenfonso

Tohono O'odham

  • Annie Antone, (Tohono O'odham) contemporary, pictorial basketweaver
  • Maria Chona, (Tohono O'odham) basketweaver
  • Juan Dolores, early (Tohono Oʼodham) linguist
  • Terrol Dew Johnson, (Tohono O'odham) basketweaver and native food and health advocate
  • Ofelia Zepeda, (Tohono O'odham) linguist, poet, writer



Central America

South America


Illustrators and writers


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