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North American Indian jewelry and adornment : from prehistory to the present  Cover Image Book Book

North American Indian jewelry and adornment : from prehistory to the present / Lois Sherr Dubin ; original photography by Togashi, Paul Jones, and others.

Dubin, Lois Sherr, (author.). Togashi, (photographer.). Jones, Paul, (photographer.).


"Adornment - jewelry, beadwork, and ceremonial regalia - is a defining medium of cultural expression for North American Indians. Southwestern turquoise jewelry and Plains beadwork are recognized hallmarks of Indian peoples, yet there exist many other examples of Indian artistry, such as beautifully "carved" metal bracelets from the Northwest Coast; quillwork and moosehair objects from the Subarctic; etched dentalium-shell and elkhorn jewelry from northern California; and engraved purple mussel-shell gorgets from Oklahoma and the Southeast. This book, filled with thousands of beautiful and distinctive objects, many of them never before published, presents the first comprehensive study of Indian adornment from prehistoric times to the present."--Jacket.

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  • ISBN: 0810936895
  • ISBN: 9780810936898
  • Physical Description: 608 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 1999.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 591-597) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Entering the Circle -- Forming the Circle: The Early Americans -- Shifting Boundaries: The Arctic -- Flowers and Furs: The Subarctic -- Gifts of Shell and Silver: The Woodlands -- Vision Quests and Strong Medicine: The Plains -- Converging Traditions: The Great Basin -- Basketry and Beadwork: The Plateau -- Carvers and Jewelers: The Northwest Coast -- Regalia from Sky, Land, and Sea: California -- Veins of Turquoise: The Southwest -- Crossroads within the Circle.
Subject: Indians of North America > Jewelry.
Indian metal-work > North America.
Indian beadwork > North America.
Indians of North America > Clothing.
Indigenous peoples > Jewelry > North America.
Indigenous peoples > Clothing > North America.
Peuples autochtones > Amérique du Nord > Bijoux.
Métallurgie des Peuples autochtones > Amérique du Nord.
Broderie de perles des Peuples autochtones > Amérique du Nord.
Indiens > Amérique du Nord > Costume.
Indigenous peoples > Clothing
Indian beadwork
Indian metal-work
Indians of North America > Clothing
Indians of North America > Jewelry
North America
Indians of North America > Social life and customs.

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La Conner Regional Library 739.2 DUBIN 112957 NON FICTION Checked out 12/18/2023

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