If you ever noticed, the countless rock and cave paintings dominate the American Indian culture. You realize that Native Americans have contributed to the arts in many different moods and mediums.
For example, it is the buffalo’s role in the lives of the American Indians, and they depicted the grand mammal in their arts. They painted stories and folklore relating to the buffalo and other aspects of daily lives on animal hides. This art form served as the record of the history of the Native Americans over time.
Today, we know that their fine artwork is not just about painting because many of us enjoy their turquoise and silver jewel designs, especially from the native tribes in the Southwest. And you can thank the Native Americans in the Northwest Coast for their wonderful wood carvings, and the Plains Indians have distinguished themselves with incredibly charming beadwork.
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Arts and Crafts of the Native American Tribes Hardcover by Michael Johnson Author), Bill Yenne (Author)
Arts and Crafts of the Native American Tribes is the authoritative illustrated reference that has been carefully created to be a companion to Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America. It examines in detail how Native American culture evolved and considers the regional similarities and differences of the arts and crafts created by tribes across the continent. Contemporary and modern photographs, fine line illustrations, and step-by-step reconstructions show the techniques of manufacture and display the skill and artistry of the crafters.
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