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a panoramic photo of power sources

Lost Hills (Yokut) 10.19.16, from the Power Series, 2016

Lewis deSoto

Cahuilla, Born 1954, Panoramic photograph, Gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D., Autry Museum of the American West. 2018.56.1.1-.2 

artist bio     about the Power series



it is we who have drained the aquifers that stored water for a million years — without water there is no life. We are nearing the end of the fourth world.” 

—Frank LaPena 

The importance of the environment and the interconnectedness of the world and humans is one tenet of Native American belief systems. These beliefs are rarely static and are shared intertribally. California Indian artists have often addressed ecological concerns and provide us, the viewer, unique insights into their world through their individual lense. 


When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California was organized by the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, with support from the United Auburn Indian Community. This presentation at the Autry has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Land Acknowledgment

The Autry Museum of the American West acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). We recognize that the Autry Museum and its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

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