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before me, I walk with.
Beauty behind me, I walk with.
Beauty above me, I walk with.
Beauty below me, I walk with.
Beauty all around me, I walk with.
The Art of Daily Life
There is no equivalent in the many Native American languages for the word art. Yet the objects here suggest that Native Americans are a highly
spiritual people who create objects of extraordinary beauty. In Native
American thought there is also no distinction between what is beautiful
or functional, and what is sacred or secular. Design goes far beyond concerns
of function, and beauty is much more than simple appearances. For many
native peoples, beauty arises from living in harmony with the order of
the universe.The concerns and aspirations of a vital contemporary American
Indian population changes as the world changes. Today some Native American
artists continue traditions of their ancestors, while others transform
those traditions in new and innovative ways.
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