Jennifer McLerran

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A New Deal for Native Art

Indian Arts and Federal Policy, 1933-1943

The University of Arizona Press

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A New Deal for Native Art

The University of Arizona Press

As the Great Depression touched every corner of America, the New Deal promoted indigenous arts and crafts as a means of bootstrapping Native American peoples. But New Deal administrators' romanticization of indigenous artists predisposed them to favor pre-industrial forms rather than art that responded to contemporary markets.

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