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T.B. Was A New Disease To Indian People. Even Today Indian People Are More Susceptible To Tuberculosis. This Hospital Gown Fits All Members of An Indian Family (from the series Paper Dolls for a Post Columbian World)

T.B. Was A New Disease To Indian People. Even Today Indian People Are More Susceptible To Tuberculosis. This Hospital Gown Fits All Members of An Indian Family (from the series Paper Dolls for a Post Columbian World)

Artist: Jaune Quick-To-See Smith (American, Citizen of Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, MT, born 1940)
Date: 1991
Medium: xerographic print with watercolor and pencil
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Lucy R. Lippard, 1999
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Object number: 1999.15.301.12
Description
Text reads as: T.B. was a new disease to Indian people. Even today Indian people are more susceptible to Tuberculosis. This hospital gown fits all members of an Indian family.
Jaune Quick-To-See Smith’s complete set of Paper Dolls for a Post Columbian World with Ensembles Contributed by US Government includes a doll for each member of the Plenty Horses family: Ken, Barbie and their son Bruce. This set of dolls was the artist’s ironic response to the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas. The use of xerographic copies, with hand color applied, allowed the artist to make multiple versions of the paper doll family for widespread distribution. The controversial 1992 celebration of the Columbus Quincentenary prompted many exhibitions, symposia and articles reevaluating the myth of discovery and the consequences of contact to the indigenous people and environment of the Americas.
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