AMERINDA INC. | American Indian Artists Inc.


Community Happenings

This Gallery is dedicated to various gallery receptions and events around town. Keep a look out for the AMERINDA paparazzi at your event, and remember to smile and say "frybread"!

Art Market 1999

Lloyd Oxendine (Lumbee) produced a two-day Art Market, for the benefit of AMERINDA's Native American Scholarship Fund in December, 1999. The vast selection of items featured for-sale included the works of 22 vendors representing 13 Native Nations from throughout the Americas. The works ranged in price from $20 to collectibles. It is critically important for Native American artists to have a Manhattan location to exhibit and sell their work. Through reaching this key audience, one that they would not normally reach from Indian Country, the Market represented a potential 25% of these artists' annual income.

Veterans' Pow Wow 1998 & 1999

AMERINDA produced a traditional intertribal Veterans Honor Dance, featuring two drum-groups consisting of 20 singers and 200 dancers from over 72 sovereign Native Nations from throughout the United States and Canada. A Veterans Day Honor Dance, is an important and ancient Indian tradition honoring those individuals who protected our communities and country in times of war. It is a ceremony to "wipe away the tears" and let the drum heal our people while we dance.

First People's Pow Wow 2000

The First People's Pow Wow, a three-day intertribal dance and art market featured an all-star headstaff - including Arena Director Jonathan Windy Boy; Head Judge George Shields Jr.; and Master of Ceremonies Tim Tall Chief. Host Southern Drum was Sizzortail and Stoney Park was host Northern Drum. This joyous celebration of Native American expressive culture was an Amerinda project with national outreach. Six drum groups with 35 singers and over 400 dancers representing 70 Native Nations from throughout the United States and Canada participated.

The Peaceful People&the First Nations 1

Community Members, Steve Thornton (Osage/Cherokee) and Joe Don Brave (Osage) Install the mural The Peaceful People and the First Nations at the New York Metropolitan Regional Office of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). The mural is oil on masonite, consisting of three 4' x 8' panels. Steve and Joe Don, with the help of Jerry Rotondi - artist, photographer and friend to the community- built a solid wooden frame custom designed to support the weight of the panels while protecting the artwork. The frame stabilizes the panels and is designed to allow for conservation.

The Peaceful People&the First Nations 2

Take a detailed look at the Peaceful People & the First Nations mural. Find our more about the artist, David Bunn Martine (Apache/Shinnecock-Montauk). Click on individuals to find out more about each person represented.