This exhibition catalogue provides an in-depth understanding of the signature exhibition, WINIKO: Life of an Object, Selections from the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Notable First American scholars contribute essays that reflect the diversity of cultural perspectives and motivations evident in the exhibition, including our commitment to working with tribal communities, connecting objects, people, and cultures through exhibitions. WINIKO is one of the inaugural exhibitions presented by First Americans Museum.
About the Editors
James Pepper Henry (Kaw/Muscogee [Creek]) is Director and Chief Executive Officer for First Americans Museum. In previous leadership positions, he has served at the National Museum of the American Indian, Anchorage Museum, Heard Museum, and Gilcrease Museum. He is currently also serving as Vice-Chairman for the Kaw Nation.
heather ahtone (Choctaw/Chickasaw) is Senior Curator for First Americans Museum. She has worked in the Indigenous arts community since 1993 and regularly publishes and speaks on topics related to Indigenous arts and culture. She is dedicated to serving the global Indigenous arts community, with a focus on her beloved Oklahoma tribal community.