illustration ©2012 David Kanietakeron Fadden



David Fadden, whose Mohawk name Kanietakeron means “patches of snow” was born in Lake Placid, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. “Growing up in a traditional Mohawk household, I was taught from the beginning to respect all living creatures and to view everything as living and having a spirit. I try to reflect this notion in my paintings.” David’s art has been exhibited in numerous galleries including the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. His illustrations have appeared in publications including Akwesasne Notes, Indian Time, the Northeast Indian Quarterly, and a forty book series entitled The Native Americans from ABDO Publishing. His illustrations for Joseph Bruchac’s The Black Squirrel were syndicated to newspapers internationally by Breakfast Serials. David’s latest work is When the Shadbush Blooms, a children’s picture book published by Tricycle Press.


Native American Classics:
Graphic Classics Volume 24
144 pages, color, $15