Powerful Images: Portrayals of Native America

Powerful Images: Portrayals of Native America

by Sarah E. Boehme, Gerald T. Conaty
     
 

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Despite the diversity of North American native cultures, images in the popular imagination often are generalized and stereotyped. These images have been repeated, layer upon layer, in political, historical, and commercial contexts, resulting in blurred perceptions of Native American peoples. Powerful Images: Portrayals of Native America looks at the ways in which… See more details below

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Despite the diversity of North American native cultures, images in the popular imagination often are generalized and stereotyped. These images have been repeated, layer upon layer, in political, historical, and commercial contexts, resulting in blurred perceptions of Native American peoples. Powerful Images: Portrayals of Native America looks at the ways in which Indians have been portrayed by themselves and others from the early 1800s to the present. Paintings, sculptures, traditional native arts, and popular culture objects - neon signs, toys, automobiles, cigar boxes - are used to both reveal and challenge popular assumptions about native North Americans.

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Published to accompany the traveling exhibition of the same title which began in 1998. The author uses color and b&w illustrations of paintings, sculptures, traditional Native arts, and popular culture objects to look at the ways in which Indians have been portrayed by themselves and others from the early 1800s to the present. Her overview of traditional Plains and Southwest Native art emphasizes the importance of religion and spirituality, ideal roles of men and women, and individual achievements and aspirations. Oversize: 9x12<">. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780295976754
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.13(w) x 12.03(h) x 0.51(d)

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