American Indian Culture: From Counting Coup to Wampum [2 volumes]

From Counting Coup to Wampum

Author: Bruce E. Johansen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Social Science

Page: 770

View: 639

This invaluable resource provides a comprehensive historical and demographic overview of American Indians along with more than 100 cross-referenced entries on American Indian culture, exploring everything from arts, literature, music, and dance to food, family, housing, and spirituality. • Serves to document how many attributes of Native cultures derive from a rich tapestry of American Indian cultural forms, such as very well-known foods like corn, potatoes, turkey, peanuts, and chocolate • Includes numerous spotlights that highlight interesting topics such as the Indigenous Language Institute, the kiva, counting coup, buffalo hunt customs and protocols, and Dakota language in rap music • Offers further readings and additional sources with the entries to guide students or interested readers in their research

Totems to Turquoise

Native North American Jewelry Arts of the Northwest and Southwest

Author: Kari Chalker

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 223

View: 247

Published to coincide with a traveling exhibition, an exploration of the jewelry art of thirty-nine regional Native American artists considers the ways in which visual adornment reflects cross-cultural traditions, in a lavishly illustrated resource that is complemented by anthropological and historical information. 15,000 first printing.

Encyclopedia of American Indian History [4 volumes]

Author: Bruce E. Johansen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Social Science

Page: 1423

View: 388

This new four-volume encyclopedia is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource available on the history of Native Americans, providing a lively, authoritative survey ranging from human origins to present-day controversies. • Approximately 450 entries within four separate volumes • Approximately 110 contributors from among the foremost scholars in the fields, including Troy Johnson on self-determination movements, Richard King on sports mascots, and Jon Rehyner on recovery of Native languages • Hundreds of images, including illustrations, photographs, and maps • A series of helpful research tools rounding out the fourth volume, including an extensive chronology, topical bibliography, and a comprehensive index

Sharing Our Knowledge

The Tlingit and Their Coastal Neighbors

Author: Sergei Kan

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press


Category: History

Page: 523

View: 384

"An edited volume of interdisciplinary, collaborative research on Tlingit culture, language, and history"--

Art of Native America

The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection

Author: Gaylord Torrence

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art


Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 432

This landmark publication reevaluates historical Native American art as a crucial but under-examined component of American art history. The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, a transformative promised gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, includes masterworks from more than fifty cultures across North America. The works highlighted in this volume span centuries, from before contact with European settlers to the early twentieth century. In this beautifully illustrated volume, featuring all new photography, the innovative visions of known and unknown makers are presented in a wide variety of forms, from painting, sculpture, and drawing to regalia, ceramics, and baskets. The book provides key insights into the art, culture, and daily life of culturally distinct Indigenous peoples along with critical and popular perceptions over time, revealing that to engage Native art is to reconsider the very meaning of America. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana}

Material Culture from Prehistoric Virginia

Author: William Hranicky

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Reference

Page: 456

View: 298

Material Culture from Prehistoric Virginia: Volume 1 is one volume of a two-volume set. This two-volume set is available in black and white and in color. Volume 1 contains artifact listings from A through L. Volume 2 contains the remainder of the alphabetical listings. These publications contain over 10,000 prehistoric artifacts mainly from Virginia, but the publication covers the eastern U. S. The set starts with Pre-Clovis and goes through Woodland times with some Indian ethnography and rockart. Each volume is indexed, contains references, has charts and graphs, drawings, photographs, artifact dates, and artifact descriptions. These volumes contain artifacts that have never appeared in the archaeological literature. From beginners to experienced archaeologists, they offer a complete library for the American Indian culture and experience. If the prehistoric Indian made it, an example is probably shown.

Floral Journey

Native North American Beadwork

Author: Lois Sherr Dubin



Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 222

Issued in connection with an exhibition held March 15, 2014-April 26, 2015, the Autry National Center of the American West in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California.

Everyday Life of the North American Indian

Author: Jon Manchip White

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: History

Page: 256

View: 554

Well-researched and highly readable study provides in-depth views of the daily life, times, and culture of the Native American athlete, warrior, spouse, and parent; witch doctor, worshipper, artist and craftsman. 107 black-and-white illustrations.