THIS PATH WE TRAVEL: CELEBRATIONS OF CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN CREATIVITY. Fulcrum Publishing, 350 Indiana St., Suite 350, Golden, CO 80401, (800) 992-2908, (303) 279-7111 FAX, in associa tion with the National Museum of the American Indian. Illustrated (60 total, 40 in color), appendix, notes, lists of exhibitions. 128 pp., $24.95 cloth (1-55591-205-2), $18.95 paper (1-55591-208-7).

Published in conjunction with one of the three current exhibitions of the National Museum of the American Indian, "This Path We Travel" profiles fifteen artists and their works, most of it in their own words. Also included are several essays on the project. Though the actual exhibit, a collaborative effort created specifi- cally for the museum, is confusing and unfocused, the book does well in describing the perspective of each artist. Grade: B. The exhibition runs through July, 1995. Reviewed by Steve Brock

A second look: Video: "Native TV" is a video by Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie that was part of the "Path" multimedia installation for the 1994 NMAI opening. Brock found the exhibit's book confusing perhaps because he failed to note that most of the exhibit -- which included constructions made by native artists at sacred sites they chose -- isn't in the book. Parts (like Native TV) are satiric, which he may not have grasped. See AV section. See NMAI's own presentation of it -- a few pix and a bit of text. Book is highly recommended. Reviewed by Paula Giese

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