Going North to Shiprock, c. 1990s



Gift of Elissa and Paul Cahnexpand_more  2022.65

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In this sculpture by Native artist Douglas Hyde, a woman stands beside cacti alongside a road with her thumb pointed up, needing to catch a ride into town. The figure is one frequently seen within the Navajo nation, elder women dressed in their very best traditional Navajo attire, including a long velveteen skirt, belted tunic, and squash blossom necklace, and their hair in a tsii-yeel, or bun. The woman is Going North to Shiprock, as the title suggests, to likely visit relatives and participate in activities, including the annual Shiprock Fair.

Going North to Shiprock
Artist Life
born 1946
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