Timeline of Native American art history

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This is a chronological list of significant or pivotal moments in the development of Native American art or the visual arts of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Earlier dates, especially before the 18th century, are mostly approximate.


Aztec/Mixtec turquoise mosaic, double-headed serpent pectoral, 15th-16th century CE Double headed turquoise serpentAztecbritish museum.jpg
Aztec/Mixtec turquoise mosaic, double-headed serpent pectoral, 15th–16th century CE

Before common era

Common era

19th century

20th century

21st century

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