Selling the Southwest: Native Arts and Identities
Bradley A. Finson

This article will examine the history of interaction between Anglos and South western Native artists, and the sense of identity that resulted from this during the early twentieth century. Aspects of this interaction that will be discussed are the influence exerted by various commercial interests, such as traders, curio dealers, anthropologists, collectors, the railroad, and tourism. The manner in which the Native arts accommodated Anglo tastes and market demands, as well as the level of success realized by Native Americans in maintaining and asserting their unique identities in spite of wholesale com modification by the larger society is integral to this examination.

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