Spirit Capture: Photographs from the National Museum of the American Indian

Spirit Capture: Photographs from the National Museum of the American Indian

by Tim Johnson, National Museum of the American Indian
     
 

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Spirit Capture brings together 200 of the most compelling images from the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) with essays from Native American historians, anthropologists, and curators.

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Spirit Capture brings together 200 of the most compelling images from the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) with essays from Native American historians, anthropologists, and curators.

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Library Journal
The photo archives of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian hold nearly 90,000 images, from daguerrotypes to color slides. This book...provides excellent reproductions of more than 200 of them. The complexity of how Indians of the Western hemisphere were documented and depicted is not lost on the Native American essayists whose perceptive analyses accompany the photos. For instance, Tim Johnson (Mohawk) draws a parallel between developments in photography and events in the lives of Indians. The photographs selected for this book show a greater range of images and contexts than previously published. -- Kathleen Collins, Bank of America Archives, San Francisco
Alan Tack
We are...offered [here] a perspective on Native exereience that no tour guide could offer, that no unaided view of the landscape could provide. -- Native Peoples

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560987659
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Llc
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
205
Product dimensions:
9.04(w) x 10.01(h) x 0.62(d)

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