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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, stereotyped images have resulted in blurring perceptions of Native American peoples. This work--the result of a collaboration of a consortium of ten museums dedicated to the American West--looks at the ways in which Indians have been portrayed by themselves and others from the early 1800s to the present. 110

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Despite the diversity of North American Native cultures, stereotyped images have resulted in blurring perceptions of Native American peoples. This work--the result of a collaboration of a consortium of ten museums dedicated to the American West--looks at the ways in which Indians have been portrayed by themselves and others from the early 1800s to the present. 110 illustrations. 105 in color. Notes. Index.

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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)
Age Range:
18 Years

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