Leadership, Accomplishment and Cultural Celebration

American Indian Arts

Renaissance of Traditions

37-cent Art Of The American Indian pane of ten
This pane of ten stamps offers a sampling of the diverse ways in which American Indians, in the context of their everyday lives, created utilitarian, social, spiritual, and commercial objects that were also extraordinary expressions of beauty.

Native endurance is most visibly manifested through the arts, from architecture to ceramics, textile weaving to dancing. The arts of indigenous Americans speak of universal world-views, creation and other classic stories. They most clearly bring a viewer’s attention to our universal relationship to the Natural World, as examples of endurance through the restoration of time-tried concepts and values; and a continued renaissance of classic expressions and creations.