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Off the Shelf: OFF THE SHELF: Touched By Fire: American Indian Ceramic & Craft

OFF THE SHELF: Touched By Fire: American Indian Ceramic & Craft

Logan Library's Staycation


Please join Logan Library as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month with our new exhibit "Touched By Fire: American Indian Ceramic & Craft." This exhibit showcases pottery and crafts from Logan Library's Lehmann Collection. The exhibit will be up November 1st - December 1st

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Socorro black-on-white storage jar

Title: Socorro black-on-white storage jar

Date: ca. 1050–1100

Geography: Made in New Mexico, United States

Culture: Ancestral Pueblo, Native American

Medium: Clay and pigment

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Title: Hiilili Kokko (Katsina Figure)

Date: ca. 1900

Geography: Made in Arizona, United States

Culture: Zuni, Native American

Medium: Cottonwood, pigment, cotton cloth, wool yarn, tanned leather, feathers, horsehair, vegetal fiber, metal, and paper

Met Museum

Title: Chief's blanket

Artist: Unidentified Navajo Artist

Date: 1865–70

Culture: Diné/Navajo, Native American

Medium: Dyed and undyed wool

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Spotlight: Maria Martinez

NOTABLE NEW MEXICAN | Maria Martinez | New Mexico PBS

Worldwide fame and appreciation accompanied the life of potter Maria Martinez of San Ildefonso Pueblo. Through her hard work and generous sharing of her pottery techniques, Martinez reintroduced the art of pottery making to her people, providing them with a means of artistic expression and for retaining traditional aspects of the pueblo way of life. For more New Mexico PBS content visit

Native American Pottery Making c1920-1949

Archival footage of Maria and Julian Martinez c1920; pottery making at San Ildefonso Pueblo c1949. From the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives