Art of the American Indian Frontier: A Portfolio
DescriptionThe art contained in this portfolio--all from the renowned Chandler-Pohrt Collection--includes colorful men's and women's clothing, buckskin and porcupine quill bags, woven sashes, jewelry, smoking pipes, and other decorative and ceremonial objects, all made between 1800 and 1920. The design and craftsmanship are witness to the creative spirit that endured even in the face of continual governmental attempts at forced assimilation. Replete with twenty-four beautifully printed, unbound, full-color plates, Art of the American Indian Frontier opens the door to the rich world of North American Woodlands and Plains Indian art.
June 01, 1995
9.0 X 0.43 X 12.06 inches | 1.18 pounds
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About the Author
David W. Penney is Vice President of Museum Programs and Curator of Native American Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Founded in 1885, the Detroit of Institute Arts (DIA) has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. The DIA's collection is among the top six in the United States, comprising a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century. Art of the American Indian Frontier: A Portfolio (The New Press) presents DIA's Chandler-Pohrt collection of nineteenth-century Native American art from the North American Woodlands, Prairie, and Plains.