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 Celebrating Our 22nd Year 

Artwork by Carl Nelson Gorman

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About the Artist

(1907-1998, Navajo) Kinyeonny Beyeh (Son of the Towering House People). Both and painter and a sculptor, this gentleman was also a cultural historian who served the United States as a Navajo Code Talker in World War II.  Mr. Gorman's contribution included his role as an advocate for Native peoples.

In 1985 a book was published by Henry and Georgia Greenberg through the University of New Mexico Press titled Carl Gorman's World.

Founded in 1973 by the Department of Native American Studies, the C.N. Gorman Museum is named in honor of retired faculty member, Carl Nelson Gorman.

As a founding faculty member of Native American Studies, Gorman was the first faculty member to reach Native American art at UC Davis in 1969.  It is in his honor that the C.N. Gorman Museum encourages an understanding of Indigenous protocol, territories and knowledge.