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Art of the American Indian frontier : the Chandler-Pohrt Collection

Author: David W Penney; Detroit Institute of Arts.; Buffalo Bill Historical Center.; National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Publisher: [Detroit] : Detroit Institute of Arts ; Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illustrates the many objects in the collection. Includes memoirs, essay and text.
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Named Person: Richard A Pohrt; Milford G Chandler; Richard A Pohrt; Milford G Chandler; Richard A Pohrt; Milford G Chandler
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Penney; Detroit Institute of Arts.; Buffalo Bill Historical Center.; National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
ISBN: 0295971738 9780295971735 1550540416 9781550540413 0295706759 9780295706757
OCLC Number: 24627088
Notes: "Published in conjunction with the exhibition Art of the American frontier, organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts in association with the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Exhibition schedule: The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., May 24, 1992-January 24, 1993; Seattle Art Museum, March 11-May 9, 1993; Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, June 18-September 12, 1993; the Detroit Institute of Arts, October 15, 1993-February 6, 1994--T.p. verso.
Description: 368 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction: Art of the American Indian frontier --
Expressions of ethnicity: nineteenth-century dress --
Metonym and metaphor: public and private meanings in sculpture, engraiving, and painting --
American Indian dress: the techniques of ethnic expression --
Woodlands and prairies --
Clothing accessories of the early nineteenth century: porcupine quill and buckskin --
Early finger-woven textiles --
Heddle-woven garters and sashes --
Warp-faced twined bags --
Great Lakes and Midwest dress, 1830-1850 --
Embroidery of the Southeast before 1830 --
Early loom-woven beadwork --
Turbans and bearclaw necklaces --
Synthesis and innovation: the prairie style, 1860-1900 --
Later woven beadwork --
Later twined and finger-woven textiles --
Formal dress at the close of the nineteenth century --
Plains --
Early dress of the "Upper Missouri style" --
Early seed bead embroidery: the emergence of tribal style --
Parfleche: rawhide painting --
Between cultures: dress of the Red River Metis --
Later dress and decorative arts of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Kiowa --
Later dress and decorative arts of the Sioux --
Later dress and decorative arts of the Crow and the "Transmontane style" --
Later dress and decorative arts of the Northwest Plains: Mandan, Blackfeet, and Gros Ventre --
The measure of men: feather bonnets --
Objects and images --
Great Lakes and prairies --
Exchanges of trust --
Weapons of war --
Smoking pipes: pleasing the spirits --
Tools as sculpture --
Vessels and utensils: bowls and spoons --
Images as effigies --
The language of pictographs --
Plains --
Clubs and coup sticks --
Elk antler quirts --
The gift of red stone: Plains smoking pipes --
Feasts for power: bowls and spoons --
Visionary painting --
Pictographs as history --
The Miami war pipe / Milford G Chandler --
A collector's life: a memoir of the Chandler-Pohrt collection / Richard A. Pohrt --
Richard A. Pohrt / George P. Horse Capture --
Collecting and the meaning of collections.
Responsibility: David W. Penney ; with essays by Richard A. Pohrt, Milford G. Chandler, and George P. Horse Capture.

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