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Muskrat Family

1998
(American, 1941-)
Image: 22.5 x 33.4 cm (8 7/8 x 13 1/8 in.); Paper: 27.8 x 35.3 cm (10 15/16 x 13 7/8 in.); Matted: 45.7 x 55.9 cm (18 x 22 in.)
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Location: not on view

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Since 1998 documentary photographer Beverly Conley has made extended trips to Oklahoma for her ongoing project to chronicle every aspect of the state's Cherokee community. In this engaging image she skillfully records this family's active involvement with honoring and continuing their tribal heritage. Standing solemnly, fourteen-year-old Justin has his regalia adjusted by his grandmother, Sue Muskrat, at her home near Stilwell. His grandfather, Thomas, is passing on the art of traditional dancing to Justin. They perform at Pow Wows throughout Oklahoma and the surrounding states.
Muskrat Family

Muskrat Family

1998

Beverly Conley

(American, 1941-)
America, late 20th Century

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