The Arts of the North American Indian: Native Traditions in Evolution

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Edwin L. Wade
Hudson Hills, 1986 - Art - 324 pages
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A unique and comprehensive study of the rich tradition of American Indian art from the sociological, anthropological and art-historical viewpoints. Covering 3000 years and over 60 tribes, the art includes ledger drawings, painting, pottery, blankets, beadwork, carving, jewellery, masks and basketry.
  

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Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
9
Foreword
10
Colorplates are preceded by an asterisk CHAPTER I MEANING
16
Bowl Shinnecock
22
The Meanings of Native American Art
23
Peregrine falcon plate with mans head Mississippian Spiro Mounds
24
Spiro mace Mississippian Spiro Mounds
25
Buffalo effigy Sioux or Cheyenne
26
Whale mask Kwakiutl
128
Bear mask Attributed to Charley George Sr Kwakiutl Nakwakhdakw tribe
129
Bear mask Eastern Cherokee
130
115 Frontlet Bella Coola
133
Mask Bella Coola
134
Feast dish Tlingit
135
Amulet Tsimshian
136
Platter Charles Edenshaw Haida
137

11 Fetish and fetish bundle Crow
27
Horse stick Plains
28
Necklace Cheyenne
29
Cosmic Mobile Rio Grande Puebloan
31
Dance wands Hopi
32
Fan Kiowa
34
19 Peyote fan Southern Plains
35
Shell gorget Mississippian Spiro Mounds
36
Painted shield Arapaho
37
Department of Anthropology National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution
39
Zacharie Vincent Huron ofLorette with His Son Cyprien Zacharie Vincent Huron
40
Scene in a Yard of the Huron Village Lorette Quebec Zacharie Vincent Huron
41
Indian New Year Fourth Day on Jan 25th 1901 Catta raugus Reservation Jesse J Cornplanter Seneca
42
30 Mohawk Headdress Richard Glazer Danay Mohawk
43
Hat Iroquois
44
The Visual Language of Plains Ledger Art
45
Sun Boy a Kiowa Chief
47
33 The Exploits of Sun Boy Silverhorn Haungooah Kiowa
49
Diagram of The Exploits of Sun Boy
50
Hopi Eskimo Japanese Colorado River Utah and Ojibwa
54
Cree Mandan Oto Pawnee Kiowa and Comanchedrawn figures
55
Comanche pictographic image
56
Sioux pictographic images
58
The Exploits of Sun Boy detail Silverhorn Haungooah Kiowa
61
Tradition in Native American Art
65
44 Sword and case Crow
67
Knife case and belt Cree
68
Bonnet Santee Sioux
69
Chilkat blanket Tlingit
70
Basket Wikchumni Yokuts
71
Lucifer pipe Mississippian Spiro Mounds
72
Pipe bowl Southern Great LakesOhio River
73
54 Jar Zia
74
Headstall Crow
77
57 Saddle blanket Sioux
78
58 Necklace Rio Grande probably Santo Domingo
79
Cross Robert Cruickshank Canadian
80
Bandolier and bag Delaware
81
64 Saddle Cree
83
McCartys polychrome jar Acoma
85
Basket Sarah Hunter Panamint
86
Pipe front and back views Inuit Eskimo 88
89
Tusk front and back views Inuit Eskimo 90
90
73 Painted hide Kill Eagle CheyenneSioux
91
Curator Museum of Mankind The British Museum London
93
Sash Osage
94
Cradle Kiowa
96
Moccasin pattern OmahaPoncastyle
97
Moccasins Ponca
98
Pipe stem Western Great Lakes
99
Shield Comanche
101
87 Roach and spreader Plains
103
AESTHETICS
105
89 Childs blanket Navajo
107
First Phase blanket Navajo
110
91 Wedgeweave blanket Navajo
111
Second Phase blanket Navajo
112
94 Saddle blanket Navajo
113
Chilkat blanket Tlingit
114
Button blanket Kaigani Haida
115
97 Dance apron Kwakiutl
116
98 Leggings Tlingit
117
Pictorial blanket Navajo
119
101 Chilkat tunic Tlingit
120
102 Horse breast decoration Crow
121
Basket Evelyn Lake Potter Porno
122
Beaver monitor pipe Hopewellian
123
Jar Tonita and Juan Cruz Roybal San Ildefonso
125
Jar Zia
126
Jar Gila
127
Bella Coola dancers performing in Berlin January 1886
138
Bag Apache
139
Dress Sioux
143
Ramos polychrome effigy jar Casas Grandes
144
Dagger Tlingit
146
Slaver killer or dagger Nootka
147
Bowl Haida
149
Serape Navajo
150
130 Childs blanket Navajo
151
Basket Louisa Keyser Dat So La Lee Washoe
152
Olla Tularosa
153
Jar Nampeyo Hopi
154
Red Totem George Morrison Chippewa
155
Smithport plain jar Caddoan
157
Dog effigy vessel Mississippian
158
Polikmana Katcina Hopi
160
Mask Key Marco
161
Ocelot effigy pipe bowl Mississippian
162
Human effigy pipe Ohio Adena Mound
163
Club Oto
165
Falseface mask Seneca
167
INDIVIDUALITY
169
145 Ceremonial shawl Hopi
170
Basket Minnie Lacy Yavapai Apache
176
Baskets Mrs Cruz I Billy Porno
177
Jar Nampeyo Hopi
180
Jar Nampeyo Hopi
181
Seed Jar Nampeyo Hopi
182
Jar Nampeyo Hopi
183
Jar Maria and Julian Martinez San Ildefonso
184
Plate Maria and Santana Martinez San Ildefonso
185
Jar Maria Martinez San Ildefonso
186
SelfPortrait Buffalo Meat Cheyenne
187
Two Young Cheyenne Warriors Making Medicine Cheyenne
188
U S Cavalry Making Medicine Cheyenne
189
Kiowa Scalp Dance Stephen Mopope Kiowa
190
San Ildefonso
191
171 Pollination of the Corn Waldo Mootzka Hopi
192
Night Chant Ceremonial Hunt Harrison Begay Navajo
193
In the Days of Plenty Quincy Tahoma Navajo
194
Cheyenne Sun Dance First Painting of the Third Day Richard West Cheyenne
195
Prairie Fire Blackbear Bosin KiowaComanche
196
179 Victory Dance Oscar Howe Yanktonai Sioux
197
Symbols of the Southwest Tony Da San Ildefonso
199
His Hair Flows like a River T C Cannon Caddo
201
Louisa Keyser 19211922
204
The Cohn Emporium basketry display ca 1900
205
A Washoe woman
206
The Washoe weaver Sarah Jim Mayo with basket finished in 1913 for presentation to President Woodrow Wilson
211
Basket Sarah Mayo Washoe
213
Maggie Mayo James at Lake Tahoe ca 1913
214
A group of degikup by Tootsie Dick 1925
215
Lena Frank Dick ca 1943
218
Fred Settelmeyer on horseback 1935
219
CONTROVERSY
221
The Blind Oscar Howe Yanktonai Sioux
222
Effigy Cochiti
224
White Mans Bad Medicine Jerome Tiger CreekSeminole
226
Indian Prisoners in Costume Buffalo Meat Cheyenne
227
Custers LastStandRev ised Randy Lee White Sioux
228
Buffalo Dance Crescencio Martinez San Ildefonso
229
201 Hopi Ceremonial Dance Fred Kabotie Hopi
230
202 Land of Enchantment Woodrow Crumbo CreekPotawatomi
231
Making Wild Rice Patrick Desjarlait Ojibwa Chippewa
233
Professor of American Studies University of Wiirzburg Wiirzburg
283
Glossary
308
Index
318
Photographic and Illustration Credits
324
Copyright

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