Plains Indian Heads

Jason Lujan (Apache-Mexican), Indian Interpolations, 2004–08.

When I was asked to do a nickel, I felt I wanted to do something totally American — a coin that could not be mistaken for any other country’s coin. It occurred to me that the buffalo, as part of our western background, was 100 percent American, and that our North American Indian fitted into the picture perfectly.

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