a: "dad": rectangular textile with back ground; 8 horizontal rectangular shapes, top two are white, bottom six are red; gold warp b: "me": rectangular textile with back ground; 8 horizontal rectangular shapes, top five are white, bottom three are red; gold warp c: "mom": rectangular textile with back ground; 8 horizontal rectangular shapes, all are white; gold warp

%C2%A9 2012 Maggie Thompson

Family Portrait, 2012

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Family Portrait represents blood quantum, the percentage of Indian blood, of my parents and myself. My dad is mostly Native American and my mom is Irish and German. Even though I am mostly “white” I still identify myself as being Native American, but why' In this piece I am exploring and questioning ideas and systems of “authenticity.” —Maggie Thompson

Exhibitions
Details
Title
Family Portrait
Artist Life
(Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa), born 1989
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.61a-c
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a: "dad": rectangular textile with back ground; 8 horizontal rectangular shapes, top two are white, bottom six are red; gold warp b: "me": rectangular textile with back ground; 8 horizontal rectangular shapes, top five are white, bottom three are red; gold warp c: "mom": rectangular textile with back ground; 8 horizontal rectangular shapes, all are white; gold warp

© 2012 Maggie Thompson

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