Indigenous Literatures of the Americas

A photograph of a woman dressed in indigenous garb standing on a grassy hilltop. A piece of art with writing on it sits nearby

Native Voices from the Western Hemisphere


Image photographed by Cody Hammer, in a shoot modeled and styled by Emmrie Mashunkashey, with Chelsea T. Hicks working to bring the vision to pass and creating the painting of Emmrie’s words in Wahzhazhe ie, the Osage language.

I love you
I miss you
I want to walk forward in peace & happiness

—Emmrie Mashunkashey

This poem is part of a project of collaborative visual poems called Waleze.