Author(s): Janet Catherine Berlo
An investigation of the indigenous arts of the US and Canada in the OXFORD HISTORY OF ART series. The importance of these arts to the integrity of spiritual, social, political and economic systems within Native North American societies is considered through issues such as gender, representation, the colonial encounter and contemporary arts.
the best guide yet to understanding the complexities of Native North American art ... a splendidly well-written sophisticated history, combining art history, anthropology, and cultural studies Gerald McMaster, Curator of Art, Canadian Museum of Civilization an intense and richly detailed treatment of the complex nature of Native American art ... These devoted scholars have done a remarkable and brilliant job with elan and confidence. Professor Arthur Amiotte, Lakota artist and historian
1. An Introduction to the Indigenous Arts of North America; 2. The Southwest; 3. The East; 4. The West; 5. The North; 6. The Northwest Coast; 7. The Twentieth Century: Trends in Modern Native Art; Notes, List of Illustrations, Bibliographic Essay, Timeline, Index