Fritz Scholder (Luiseño), Indian Power, 1972. Oil paint on canvas; 68 3/16 x 80 3/16 x 1 3/16 in. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2016.125. © Estate of Fritz Scholder.

Indigenous Arts of North America Galleries

Fritz Scholder (Luiseño), Indian Power, 1972. Oil paint on canvas; 68 3/16 x 80 3/16 x 1 3/16 in. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2016.125. © Estate of Fritz Scholder.

Quilt with multi-colored diamond shapes repeating ad infinitum

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Native American robe made out of bison head and decorated with beaded patterns

Sicangu Lakota artist, Robe, about 1870. Bison hide and beads; 94½ x 72 in. Denver Art Museum: Native Arts acquisition funds, 1948.144.

The Indigenous Arts of North America Collection

Artworks from this gallery are a part of the Denver Art Museum's Indigenous Arts of North America collection. The DAM was one of the first art museums in the nation to collect Indigenous Arts from North America. As early as 1925, the DAM recognized and valued the fine aesthetic qualities of Native arts, when many other institutions only valued them as anthropological material. Today, the collection consists of over 18,000 objects by artists from over 250 Indigenous nations.

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