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.