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Blackfoot war art : pictographs of the reservation period, 1880-2000

Author: L James Dempsey
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"War and associated rituals were essential facets of Blackfoot culture, and the war ethic was a powerful unifying force among the tribes. During the reservation years, pictographic representations of warfare played an important role in keeping this spirit alive and in solidifying the social and political organization of the four tribes of the Blackfoot nation -- Siksika, Blood, and North and South Piegan. In this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dempsey, L. James (Lloyd James), 1955-
Blackfoot war art.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608523480
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L James Dempsey
ISBN: 9780806138046 0806138041
OCLC Number: 70839712
Description: xxii, 461 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 27 cm
Contents: The Blackfoot Indians --
Blackfoot warfare --
Pictographs of war --
Painted robes --
Painted robes: the early years, ca. 1880-1910 --
Painted robes: the later years, 1910-2000 --
War tepee covers, liners, and doors --
Painted panels --
Glacier Park panels with no known existing images --
Miscellaneous pictographs --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: L. James Dempsey.
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"War and associated rituals were essential facets of Blackfoot culture, and the war ethic was a powerful unifying force among the tribes. During the reservation years, pictographic representations of warfare played an important role in keeping this spirit alive and in solidifying the social and political organization of the four tribes of the Blackfoot nation -- Siksika, Blood, and North and South Piegan. In this visually stunning survey, L. James Dempsey, a member of the Blood tribe, plumbs the breadth and depth of warrior representational art to show how interrelated these experiences were among the four tribes. He has mined archival resources and museum collections and interviewed many tribal members to provide a uniquely Native perspective on the importance of warrior art in Blackfoot history and culture"--Jacket.

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