In Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes, five renowned scholars of Native art show how historical and contemporary Anishinaabe artists have expressed the spiritual and social dimensions of their relations with the Great Lakes region. Illustrated with nearly 100 color images, the book features works by modern masters such as Norval Morrisseau, George Morrison, and Blake Debassige as well as traditional objects such as painted drums, carved containers, and bags embroidered with porcupine quills.
Essays by Smithsonian staff and others involved in the museum's creation provide an examination of indigenous peoples' long and varied relationship to the land in the Americas, and an account of the museum designers' efforts to reflect traditional knowledge in the creation of individual landscape elements.
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Identity by Design: Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women’s Dresses showcases the world-renowned collection of Native American dresses held by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. The book, edited by award-winning beadwork artist and NMAI curator Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota), presents a fascinating array of Native women’s clothing from the Plains, Plateau, and Great Basin regions of the United States and Canada, dating from the 1830s to the present. The beautiful creations included in this book reveal the artistic vision of many individual makers as well as different regional styles and tribal designs. These dresses, shawls, moccasins, and accessories reflect Native history and identity during a time of intense social and cultural change.
Dear West Virginia | The Revivalist
Twenty-seven passionate essays explore the complex history and contemporary lives of people with a dual heritage that is a little-known part of American culture. Authors from across the Americas share first-person accounts of struggle, adaptation, and survival and examine such diverse subjects as contemporary art, the Cherokee Freedmen issue, and the evolution of jazz and blues. This richly illustrated book brings to light an epic history that speaks to present-day struggles for racial identity and understanding.
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Five contemporary Native American basket-makers and one basketry scholar highlight historic baskets from the collections of the National Museum of the American Indian and compare them to twenty-first-century pieces. Based on years of observation, conversations with weavers, and hands-on learning, the scholarly essay explores Native American baskets with particular attention to how they were made, while the weavers discuss their experiences and views of their art.
THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH - Zero Anthropology
The poets of the have assumed principal roles in oratory while defining present and presence; contemporarily interpreting value and condition; and performing intellectual reasoning which may very well present necessary prophesies of solution for our world. It is in these voices the culture resonates and is shared freely, and in these voices are indicators of deeper realms in actual presence within places of origin now often inhabited by representatives of nearly all peoples of the global planet. Whereas inclusions are also present of Indigenous American poetsâ ventures to outside regions and continents as well.