Encyclopedia of Native American Jewelry

A Guide to History, People, and Terms

Author: Paula A. Baxter

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 242

View: 694

Offers 350 cross-referenced entries to explore the people, techniques, design motifs, materials, and forms of Native American jewelry-making from the first contact with Europeans to the present.

Skystone and Silver

The Collector's Book of Southwest Indian Jewelry

Author: Carl Rosnek

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Art

Page: 166

View: 453

Jewelry by Southwest American Indians

Evolving Designs

Author: Nancy Schiffer

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 221

View: 807

The fascinating evolution of jewelry designs by Indian artists of the American Southwest is documented in this exciting book. The concise yet highly informative text accompanies color photos of this jewelry. Silver, shell, turquoise, gold, diamonds, and other exotic materials are shown beautifully used in belts, buckles, bracelets, necklaces, men's jewelry, earrings, and pins.

Encyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World

15,000 Years of Inventions and Innovations

Author: Emory Dean Keoke

Publisher: Infobase Publishing


Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 614

Describes the lives and achievements of American Indians and discusses their contributions to the world.

Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes

Author: Carl Waldman

Publisher: Infobase Publishing


Category: Indians of North America

Page: 385

View: 158

A comprehensive, illustrated encyclopedia which provides information on over 150 native tribes of North America, including prehistoric peoples.

Encyclopedia of Anthropology


Author: H. James Birx

Publisher: SAGE Publications


Category: Social Science

Page: 3128

View: 746

This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1,000 entries that focuses on topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. The contributions are authored by over 250 internationally renowned experts, professors, and scholars from some of the most distinguished museums, universities, and institutes in the world. Special attention is given to human evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, sociocultural theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication.

Contemporary Native American Artists

Author: Dawn E. Reno

Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Alliance Publishing


Category: Indian art

Page: 230

View: 274

Profiles over 1,000 Native American artists who are blazing new trails in the ancient arts.

Southwest Silver Jewelry

Author: Paula A. Baxter

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 208

View: 803

This beautiful book examines the first century of Navajo and Pueblo metal jewelry-making in the American Southwest. Beginning in the late 1860s, the region's native peoples learned metalworking and united it with a traditon of beads and ornaments made from turquoise and other natural materials. The cross-cultural appeal of this jewelry continued into the mid-1900s, and by the 1950s and 1960s masters created a legacy of fine art jewelry that is prized today.

The Extraordinary Book of Native American Lists

Author: Arlene Hirschfelder

Publisher: Scarecrow Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 584

View: 760

This is an extensively researched book on Native American accomplishments. Topics covered include Native American contributions to the performing arts, literature, art, history, sports, politics, education, military service, environmental issues, and many other areas. This book also features lists of Native languages, stereotypes, and myths. In addition, the authors provide a range of resources, links, and websites for readers to learn even more about each topic.

Crafts and Skills of the Native Americans

Tipis, Canoes, Jewelry, Moccasins, and More

Author: David R. Montgomery

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

View: 189

A collection of projects for crafters of all levels with step-by-step instructions and resources for making tipis, canoes, moccasins, and other artistic and practical Native American ware. Original.