The Plains Indians : artists of earth and sky

Published 2014
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"In this exhibition, you will discover objects produced by 135 artists; objects that offer an unprecedented view of the continuity of the aesthetic traditions of the Plains Indians, from the 16th to the 20th century."--Musée du quai Branly brochure.

317 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps ; 31 cm
Other Title:
Artists of earth and sky
Published in conjunction with the exhibition presented at the Musée du quai Branly in Paris from April 8 to July 20, 2014; at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City from September 19, 2014 to January 11, 2015; and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from March 3 to May 10, 2015.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-317) and index.
Preface / Stéphane Martin
Preface / Julían Zugazagoitia
Introduction / Gaylord Torrence
Change and survival on the Great Plains / Colin G. Calloway
Artists of earth and sky / Arthur Amiotte
Ancient peoples
Life on the Great Plains, 1700-1820
Cultural florescence, 1820-1860
Death of the buffalo, 1860-1880
Islands of former ancestral homelands, 1880-1910
Lives coming together and apart, 1910-1965
Artistic revival in comtemporary life, 1965-2013
List of works exhibited.
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