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Buckskin & Buffalo Hardcover – June 15, 1998

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In the mid-1800s, the Great Plains were home to the Blackfeet, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Sioux, Crow, Hidasta, Comanche, and Kiowa Indians. Those tribes were nomadic hunters of elk, pronghorn, and buffalo, and it was on the buffalo that their life and culture relied most heavily. In the early 1870s, with the arrival of the railroads, the herds were rapidly decimated by professional buffalo hunters. That brought an end to the Plains Indians' traditional way of life, eventually forcing them onto reservations. Fortunately, not all their material culture was destroyed, for many of their buckskin and buffalo hide objects survive today in collections of both European and U.S. museums. This volume provides a beautiful as well as respectful tribute, as it displays an extraordinary cultural legacy in the artistry of the objects these Indians crafted for both ceremonial and everyday use. A sophisticated text accompanies the 130 full-color photos. Fred Egloff

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In the mid-1800s, the Great Plains were home to the Blackfeet, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Sioux, Crow, Hidasta, Comanche, and Kiowa Indians. Those tribes were nomadic hunters of elk, pronghorn, and buffalo, and it was on the buffalo that their life and culture relied most heavily. In the early 1870s, with the arrival of the railroads, the herds were rapidly decimated by professional buffalo hunters. That brought an end to the Plains Indians' traditional way of life, eventually forcing them onto reservations. Fortunately, not all their material culture was destroyed, for many of their buckskin and buffalo hide objects survive today in collections of both European and U.S. museums. This volume provides a beautiful as well as respectful tribute, as it displays an extraordinary cultural legacy in the artistry of the objects these Indians crafted for both ceremonial and everyday use. A sophisticated text accompanies the 130 full-color photos. --Fred Egloff from Booklist --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli (June 15, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847820874
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847820870
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,087,291 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Lupa VINE VOICE on October 12, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is an amazingly wonderful book! It features excellent color photos, both full-size and detail, of dozens of circa 19th century Plains Indian works of leather, including shirts, leggings, robes, and other practical artwork. Beadwork, quillwork adn paint adorn these works of buffalo deer, elk, antelope and bighorn sheep hides, and the author selected some astoundingly lovely pieces.

The text that accompanies each one goes into the source, the components, and the cultural significance of both the objects themselves and their adornment, as well as interesting bits of information about certain details, such as a particular type of bead or feather used, or the importance of the piece in its culture. The tribal origins of each entry are also discussed, including cases where the author disagreed with the museum or collection that held the piece, and details explaining why (ie, this detail resembles this tribe instead of that tribe).

Overall, it is a really nicely done work. However, one question is left unasked. We've seen the pretty artwork and have learned its immense importance. Now can we please return these to the people to whom they are so very important?
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Color Photography Native American tanned hides, hide painting, and beadwork are explained with the way Native Americans lived daily. Nicely done with plenty of Deer & Buffalo: War shirts, Dresses, Painted Hides, Lances, Shields, and more.
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Format: Hardcover
this small book is a treasure. the photos are stunning, there is a broad range of subjects and the text is informative. its a pity it is out of print.
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Format: Hardcover
good book
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