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The art of the English trade gun in North America

Author: Nathan E Bender
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The author explores the history of these ornamental patterns and finds a system of allegory that inadvertently had deep spiritual meaning for Indians, and enshrined the "noble savage" as a symbol of national liberty in the early American republic"--
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Genre/Form: History
Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan E Bender
ISBN: 9780786471157 0786471158 9781476632728 1476632723
OCLC Number: 1013168385
Description: vii, 171 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Light Fusils for the Iroquois --
Broad Arrow and Sitting Fox --
St. George and the Dragon --
Chief's Gun Patterns and Ornamentation --
Arrows of Artemis --
Diana and the Dragon --
America and the Noble Savage --
American Liberty --
Respect for Arrows.
Responsibility: Nathan E. Bender.

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Designing symbolic meaning into ornamentation is a long-standing Western artistic tradition, a practice deeply rooted in classical Greek and Roman art. This volume directly addresses the question of  Read more...

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