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Nothing Left for Me

Milton Snow, Two sites of former hogans. Fartherest [sic] occupied this year, nearest one occupied this year. Red Lake (Tolani Lakes, Leupp, Arizona), 1935-1936. Reproduction of archival photograph, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology Archives, 87.45.116

Start Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024

End Date: Saturday, May 3, 2025

Federal Policy and the Photography of Milton Snow in Diné Bikéyah

Co-curators: Dr. Jennifer Denetdale (Diné) and Lillia McEnaney

Exhibit Summary: Using the photograph as a site of inquiry, this exhibition examines the impact of U.S. Indian Commissioner John Collier’s brutal Navajo Livestock Reduction Program on Diné communities and homelands.

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Imposed upon Navajo people in the 1930s, this federal program proposed to eliminate over half of Diné livestock herds. Against the backdrop of the Dust Bowl and the Hoover Dam, livestock reduction was an extreme response to reports of over-grazing throughout Diné Bikéyah, the...

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Loom (Tó Nehelííh - Tonalea, AZ) 2022

Start Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024

End Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024

Kéyah, Hooghan, K'é, Iiná / Land, Home, Kinship, Life

Kickoff Celebration with Axle Contemporary at the Maxwell Museum: June 1, 2024 @ 4-7 pm

On the road with Axle Contemporary: June 6 through 29, 2024

Keep in touch with the project team while they are on the road this summer through real-time updates in the Maxwell Museum and on the project website:...

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