"Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture"
"Encore" is the second segment of the exhibition and features artists who represent the span of Native achievement in mainstream music over the past half century. Some worked for years in the industry without wide acknowledgment of their Indian heritage, while others received recognition for integrating their Native identity into their music and for bringing Native themes to a wider audience. These artists include jazz saxophonist Jim Pepper (Kaw/Creek), heavy-metal guitarist and singer Chuck Billy (Pomo) and singer Debora Iyall (Cowlitz).
The final portion of this exhibition, "Keeping the Beat," highlights Native artists already achieving recognition across musical genres. These stars include country-music singer Crystal Shawanda (Ojibwa), blues-rock singer and guitarist Mato Nanji (Lakota) and singer, songwriter and musician Samantha Crain (Choctaw).
Below: Jimi Hendrix's coat.