"In considering printmaking within Indigenous communities as a form of creative expression, however, one must understand how paper--the material upon which images are made in most printmaking--has historically functioned as a weapon of domination and power over Native peoples."

heather ahtone and Rebecca J. Dobkins

From an essay titled "The Emergence of Indigenous Printmaking in North America" published in Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts at 25 (Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, 2017).