Depicting Native Americans In Project 562

Feb 18, 2014

There's not a lot of in-between in mass media depictions of Native Americans. 


We often get either the Hollywood depictions of noble warriors from the movies, or the news stories about alcoholism and poverty on the reservation. 

Matika Wilbur set out to fill in all the many spaces in between. 

She is traveling across the country, photographing members of all 562 federally-recognized tribes (four more have been added since she started). 

We hear the story of Project 562 from Matika.