The Building of Our Nation


With reproduced brass corpse tags issued by the US Department of Indian Affairs; the hollow in which they are placed was often filled with sand which was allowed to mound on the floor beneath the work. In one of those serendipitous moments that can happen while altering books, the text directly beneath the hollow reads, "The book is evidence that historical truths need not be without beauty of presentation."

© Melissa Jay Craig 2015