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Art of the Plains Indians (1984)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-10-28

Duration: 00:07:52

Subjects: NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART | Museum exhibits | Native Americans | Arts


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Fagaley, William Interviewee


This segment from the October 28, 1984, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s visit to an exhibit of the art of the Plains Indians at the New Orleans Museum of Art called “Circles of the World.” He interviews William Fagaley, the assistant director of the museum, who discusses: the history and geography of the Plains Indians; their philosophy of life; the art and artifacts in the exhibit; and the importance of breaking down the negative stereotypes of Native Americans.