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Navajo spoons : Indian artistry and the souvenir trade, 1880s-1940s

Author: Cindra Kline; Museum of New Mexico.
Publisher: Santa Fe, N.M. : Museum of New Mexico Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Colorado-based advertising writer and part-time Indian and antiques dealer Kline examines the genre created by Navajo artisans adept in working silver when tourists with Victorian tastes began flocking to the American west. She explains that the market withered away under the weight of the Great Depression and World War II.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kline, Cindra.
Navajo spoons.
Santa Fe, N.M. : Museum of New Mexico Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)891745540
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cindra Kline; Museum of New Mexico.
ISBN: 0890133913 9780890133910
OCLC Number: 47238173
Description: 118 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 Stirring Up Tourism 19 --
2 Navajo Silver Comes of Age 37 --
3 Traders, Trains, and Teaspoons 43 --
4 Silver Words and Thunderbirds 59 --
5 The Making of a Navajo Spoon 75 --
6 End of a Phenomenon 91.
Responsibility: by Cindra Kline ; photography by Kyle A. Castle and Blair Clark.

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Examines the production of silver spoons by Navajo artisans from the 1880s to World War II.  Read more...

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