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Angel DeCora, the best-known Native American artist in the United States before World War I, is rarely discussed by early historians of Native American art. These historians valued what they considered authenticity, defined as an absence of modern and European influences. DeCora was educated by some of the country`s leading European American artists, and she used European elements such as vanishing-point perspective to depict Native American subjects. Hutchinson argues that this should not preclude DeCora`s work from being considered Native American art. She suggests that by representing the intersection between Native American and European American culture, DeCora`s work challenged the European American view of Native American culture as belonging only to the past, presenting instead an image of survival and adaptation.