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David W. Penney
David W. Penney is Associate Director of Museum Scholarship at National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.
Penney, David W.
Penney, David W.
United States of America
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Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand: American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South
On occasion someone will ask me how I became interested in American Indian art. Perhaps they expect to hear a story about childhood fascination with Indians, Boy Scout merit badges, and the like. But mine is, actually, a very different tale: while an undergraduate studying art history at New York University, I took a reading course with the late Howard Winters, an archaeologist peripherally linked to the early 1970s “New Archaeology” movement identified with Lewis Binford. I discovered that I …