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Native Arts of North America.

The high order of Native-American craft is examined in word and image by anthropologist/author Christian Feest in this comprehensive overview of art and artifacts. Objects selected from 1,000 tribes - from the South Alaskan Eskimo to the Florida Seminole - are discussed and illustrated with 190 photographs, many in color. Part 1 focuses on historic and aesthetic concerns; Part 2 divides the artworks into three categories: painting and engraving, textiles, and sculpture. Each area is treated in depth: sculpture for example, features objects ranging from Kachinas to Shamans'masks. Work in stone, wood, clay, metal, cornhusks - even earthworks such as the Great Serpent Mound in Hopewell, Ohio - is shown and discussed. A good resource for middle school through university levels for both teachers and students.
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Author:Baker, David
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Apr 1, 1993
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