Twelve works, from early times to the present, offer students a meaningful glimpse inside a variety of Native American cultures rich with dramatic visual expressions.
From examining the works of very diverse nations, students gain appreciation for that diversity, while also recognizing the common reverence for natural materials, connection to the spiritual realm, and emphasis on geometric, abstract, and figurative designs.
Table of Contents
1. Daily Life: Beauty and Practicality
2. Ceremony and Ritual: The Sacred Realm
3. Links with the Past
4. Trade and Cross-cultural Influences
5. Tradition and Innovation: Contemporary Native American Art