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The Minneapolis Institute of Art opened an exhibit in the fall of 1992 titled Visions of the People: A Pictorial History of Plains Indian Life "to honor the evolving Plains tradition by constructing a general overview of their representational arts in all media and time periods" (pp. 6-7). To achieve that goal, the curators assembled works produced by as many "known artists" as possible to end both the namelessness and facelessness which frequently accompanies older pieces of tribal art. An exhibit catalogue, which included five essays, was published to accompany the exhibit.