Buckskin and Buffalo: The Artistry of the Plains Indians by Colin F. Taylor
Illustrates some of the more exquisite items of the Plains Indians culture in the last century which were derived from buffalo or deer. These range from womens dresses, childrens clothes & mens ceremonial or war shirts to shields, buffalo robes & blankets. Each piece has its own aesthetic; each one has variety, pattern & vitality & shows the particular traits of the tribe which produced it. Each item is examined in terms of decoration & style of adornment highlighting the use of materials ranging from porcupine quills & seed beads to eagle, hawk or crow feathers & the use of particular colors. Reveals the more arcane details of the items illustrated.