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James Treat

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Big Spring in Mvskoke Country

The dominant culture in North America tends to make a big deal out of the vernal equinox, around March 20, when night and day are about equal in length. Among those who define seasonal change according to strictly astronomical criteria, this marks the beginning of spring—a welcome relief the...

Native Currents: On laughing and praying

Christian Indians make me laugh." This is the sentiment of one contemporary Native artist, the third entry in his list of "Things that make me laugh," written to accompany a former exhibition on Indian humor at American Indian Contemporary Arts in San Francisco. It's a logical corollary to last...