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A visit to the Amon Carter Museum was lovely. The inspiring photographs were beautiful but the photograph that drew my attention was Luzi-Papago from the North American Indian. In this artwork, there is a woman wearing a cloth covering her entire body and a basket on her head. The photograph is in black and white, which illustrates a self-portrait of an Indian Lady. This tells us that the woman is an important person during her time of her life. Also, it shows that the lady plays a motherly role, holding a basket, such as fetching water for cooking, washing the clothes for her children and her beloved husband. This photograph may tell us that women are determined, caring and independent and they will go an extra mile of protecting their children and their husband if they experience any chaotic situations in their family. The Native American Indian Photograph was taken to show that they were living in America; this was the territory of the Native American Indians and was annexed by the English. The picture of the Native American Lady could reveal that the Lady played an important role in the fight with the English protecting their land. The picture portrays boldness and power looking at the posture of the Lady. It tells us that the Lady loves what she does and also shows how determined and hard working she is, being a mother in the family.

The artwork reminds me of a US History class I took in my old university, Oklahoma Christian University. The professor lectured his students including me about how Native Indian women were catering for the family but they were other specific women who went to wars and battle with others against enemies to protect their land which I believe that this woman in the artwork played that role. This artwork makes people question the artwork itself, why this Lady carrying a basket on her head. The elements of the basket and the wearing of the cloth show that the photographer is an outsider and this shows how the artist was...
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