Native American Arts and Cultures.
Anne D' Alleva. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, Inc., 1993.
Illus., 122 pp., hardcover, $23.95.
Through viewing the arts of Native North Americans presented in
this book, one gains respect and understanding for the ideas and skills
of the seven native cultures represented. Eastern Woodlands, Plains,
Great Basin, Southwest, California, Northwest Coast and Arctic/Subarctic
art objects, along with their creators are represented in more than 200
black-and-white photographs and drawings. Fifteen museum-quality
examples of masks, baskets, bowls, dolls, sculpture and apparel add
dimension to this overview of Native-American arts and culture. The book
concludes with a glossary, annotated bibliography, resources and a
state-by-state list of where to see Native-American art. Highly
recommended for upper elementary grades through high school.