Native American Look Book: Art and Activities for Kids from the Brooklyn Museum

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A children's book of art and activities based on objects from three Native Americancultures. With the new paperback edition of The Native American Look Book, children everywhere can explore Native American art and culture. The color and black-and-white photographs on every page bring rare and beautiful examples of traditional arts into homes and classrooms, encouraging appreciation of both traditional and contemporary Native American art. Activities and interactive texts include how-to projects like basket ...
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Overview

A children's book of art and activities based on objects from three Native Americancultures. With the new paperback edition of The Native American Look Book, children everywhere can explore Native American art and culture. The color and black-and-white photographs on every page bring rare and beautiful examples of traditional arts into homes and classrooms, encouraging appreciation of both traditional and contemporary Native American art. Activities and interactive texts include how-to projects like basket weaving and making coil pots. The book also offers an engaging introduction to the world of a craftsperson and provides a list of thirty-eight Native American museums and cultural sites across the country for further exploration.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565846043
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 833,288
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.89 (w) x 10.67 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword/acknowledgments 6
Introduction 7
Kwakiutl
Looking at a Kwakiutl Whale Mask 9
A Kwakiutl Carver at Work 10
Questions and Answers about Kwakiutl Culture 11
The Legend of Siwidi 13
Thinking about Kwakiutl Masks 14
Keeping the Tradition Alive 16
Doing It for Yourself 18
Zuni
Looking at a Zuni Water Jar 21
A Zuni Potter at Work 22
Questions and Answers about Zuni Culture 23
The Story of the Foster Child of the Deer 24
Thinking about Zuni Designs, Patterns, and Symbols 26
Keeping the Tradition Alive 28
Doing It for Yourself 30
Pomo
Looking at a Pomo Basket 33
A Pomo Basket Weaver at Work 34
Questions and Answers about Pomo Culture 35
The Story of the Basket of Plenty 36
Thinking about Pomo Baskets 38
Keeping the Tradition Alive 40
Doing It for Yourself 42
Exploring Museums on Your Own 44
Recommended Books on Native American Indian Art and Culture 45
Museums and Native American Cultural Sites 46
Information on Objects Seen in this Book 47
Map 48
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