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Traditions Transformed




May 1, 2009

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Use this image collection with the MIA's "Lakota Winter Count" Teaching the Arts feature.

Lakota artists have long drawn upon the pictorial traditions of past generations. Use these images to examine a selection of 20th century Lakota works of art from the MIA's permanent collection. Once in the collection, click on an image and then on the “More Info” button to find out more about the object. What characteristics of the winter count images appear in other works of art? In what aspects do the newer images differ? How might the style of the imagery contribute to the meaning of a newer work?  

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Type: Instructional Set
Grades: K-12
Instructional Method: Classroom Discussion, Multimedia Instruction, Self-paced Learning, Thematic Approach
Added to Site: May 1, 2009