Gifts Passed Down: Dyani White Hawk in American Craft

Dyani White Hawk, She Gives (Quiet Strength VII), 2020

“Everything I do comes from gifts that have come down from generations of people who sustained those practices before me. These gifts have been passed down for far longer than we can document.” For American Craft magazine, Dyani White Hawk discusses what the notion of the gift means to her, discussing the three works in her series She Gives (Quiet Strength).

“Generosity and reciprocity are core Lakota values ingrained in who we are, and they guide our definition of how we practice being good relatives,” White Hawk says in the piece, authored by Sarah Archer.