GOOD TRADE photography Book (10 x 15 or 10 x 13)
This Book will entail a Native American custom where indigenous tribes came together for social events and traded items as a way of obtaining things they needed. Native Americans traded harvest items, clothing, food, stones, craft items etc. The items to be traded were placed on the trade blanket and if the trade was successful, both parties would shake hands as an agreement and say, “Good trade”. I Have re-create this custom in an urban environment and document the project through photographs and video . This will help keep Native American custom and traditions alive. We live in a capitalistic society filled with technology where simpler practices and ways of living often escape us. Good Trade allowed participants to take part in an indigenous practice.