Art spotlight: 'Ded Unkunpi -- We Are Here"

  • Article by: MARY ABBE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 4, 2012 - 5:16 PM

A detail from Dwayne Wilcox's "The Crow Is to Die For!"

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'DED UNK'UNPI - WE ARE HERE'

Continuing: Among American Indians in Minnesota, Dec. 25, 1862, lives in infamy. On the orders of President Abraham Lincoln, 38 Dakota warriors were hanged in Mankato for their participation in the U.S.-Dakota War that traumatized settlers and Indians in southern Minnesota that summer. The Minnesota Historical Society has an exhibition about the war, developed with advice from descendants of the Dakota and white settlers, on view through next June. Now 20 Indian artists have responded to the war's legacy with paintings, beadwork, horse masks, photography and art in other formats, including "The Crow Is to Die For!," Dwayne Cox's contemporary version of a ledger drawing, shown here. (11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.-nextSun. Free. Ends Sept. 28. All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Av., Mpls. 612-235-4970 or www.allmyrelationsarts.com.)

 

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