American Indians: Life, Myth and Art

American Indians: Life, Myth and Art

by Larry J. Zimmerman
     
 
American Indians: The First Nations is a richly illustrated introduction to the life, myth, and art of the indigenous peoples of the USA and Canada—who despite their many differences have in common a profound appreciation of life, death, and the cosmos, and the interconnectedness of all things material and spiritual.

• Introduces the Native

Overview

American Indians: The First Nations is a richly illustrated introduction to the life, myth, and art of the indigenous peoples of the USA and Canada—who despite their many differences have in common a profound appreciation of life, death, and the cosmos, and the interconnectedness of all things material and spiritual.

• Introduces the Native American peoples in all their variety—from the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic to the Pueblo Indians of the southwestern desert

• Explores key themes such as the sacred landscape, medicine wheels, totems, the Ghost Dance, and the sacred pipe—as well as heroes and tricksters such as Thunderbird, Raven, Turtle, and Coyote

• Presents, with fascinating commentary, the broad repertoire of Native American sacred symbols, motifs, and patterns

• Sets the artistry of the Native North Americans against the background of their mythology, lore, wisdom, warfare, and spirituality

• Captures the highlights of this rich and varied heritage in specially commissioned artworks as well as more than 80 magnificent photographs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435153035
Publisher:
Baird, Duncan Publishers
Publication date:
02/24/2014
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Larry J. Zimmerman is Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University-Perdue University, Indianapolis, and was Head of the Archaeology Department of the Minnesota Historical Society. From 1996 to 2002 he was Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and Visiting Professor of American Indian and Native Studies at the University of Iowa, acting for several years as Chair of the American Indian and Native Studies Program. He has written many books and also served as editor of Plains Anthropologist.

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