“Head for Health” Show 47

“Head for Health”

Hofstra Museum at Hofstra University
Hempstead, Long Island, New York — August 14, 1999


Elan Kumankw Native American Mural

Above: Left panel

This display consists of 6 wooden panels. “Elan Kumankw” or “We Are All Related,” an original mural depiction of area Native American history and symbolism. The Walum Olum, a pictographic chronicle of the Delaware Indians is featured on the panels along with original artwork from over seventy-five artists — from a twelve year old girl’s panel (with many children contributing to it), to the creation story of the Eastern Deleware Nation, and other topics.


Above: Right panel

Marietta Dantonio, Deleware’s 1998 Art Educator of the Year recipient, has worked with members of the Eastern Deleware Nation, especially Chief Mike Medicine Shield of PA, to bring the mural to public awareness.


Above: A view of the entire mural

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