'There Is No American Indian:' Photographer Documents All 562 Tribes In U.S.

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 2:04pm
Updated: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 5:43pm

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Matika Wilbur
Matika Wilbur
Matika Wilbur (right) photographs a portrait for Project 562.

There are more than 562 federally-recognized Native American tribes in the United States, but they are as diverse as the rest of the country. And that’s what one photographer is attempting to capture in what she’s calling Project 562.

For the last five years, Matika Wilbur has been travelling around the country gathering portraits, video and oral histories from Native Americans of all stripes. So far, she’s been to about 400 tribal communities.

The Show spoke with her more about it.

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