With his art, Sam Itza, Apache, focuses on preserving culture and carrying it into the next generations. This non-traditional Crown Dancer is an example. The young man in the carving perhaps came home from high school, played basketball for awhile, then grabbed some of his regalia – including the Crown, made of traditional Century Plant wood gathered in the mountains – and is ready to practice Crown Dancing.
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The Millet House is a place for art, books and community. Above, a few of our favorite things including Abel Ochoa’s staff featuring a hawk talon at the top. Betty Maldonado created the gourd dreamcatcher. You are invited to visit for a cup of tea and a tour! Email us for times we are open: firstname.lastname@example.org