As Long as the Waters Flow: Native Americans in the South and East
In the mid-1990s, writer Frye Gaillard approached me to provide photographs for a book project entitled As Long as the Waters Flow: Native Americans in the South and East. For many Native Americans, the 20th century had been a difficult time, one when their rights seemed to be under constant assault. By the end of the century, multiple tribes were reasserting their identities. Frye and I traveled to 33 Native American communities ranging from Maine to Florida and from the Great Lakes to Louisiana to document the reality of this native renewal. Ultimately, As Long as the Waters Flow sheds light on the challenges the various tribes were facing in those regions, all while honoring the tribal members who had worked diligently to uphold their native identity in the face of the dominant culture. I’m proud to say that the images from this project continue to be exhibited widely in museums, galleries, and Native American cultural centers.
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