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Arts & crafts of the Native American tribes

Author: Michael Johnson; Bill Yenne
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2011.
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"Details how Native American culture evolved, the artifacts produced on the continent and the ways they were made, and the techniques of decoration and embellishment that utilized a variety of disparate natural commodities that depended on geographical necessity and abundance"--Jacket flap.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Johnson; Bill Yenne
ISBN: 9781554079025 1554079020
OCLC Number: 751748793
Description: 256 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 31 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
North American decorative materials --
Northeastern woodlands --
Moccasins --
The great plains, prairies, and plateau --
Southeastern nations --
Southwest --
California --
Northwest Coast --
Arctic and Subarctic --
Ceremonial dress of recent times.
Other Titles: Arts and crafts of the Native American tribes
Responsibility: Michael Johnson & Bill Yenne.

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Examines in detail how Native American culture evolved and considers the regional similarities and differences of the arts and crafts created by tribes across the continent.  Read more...

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