Native North American Beadwork
Lois S. Dubin
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Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork is the compelling story of why Native floral beadwork became both a major means of artistic expression and a symbol of cultural resilience. It is also an important example of how two differing cultures - Native and European - established a common ground of economic and creative exchange.
- Published: May 2014
- Subject Listing: Native American Art
- Bibliographic information: 256 pp., 250 color illus., 11 x 9.50 in.
- Published with: Autry National Center of the American West
Lois S. Dubin is the author of Adornment: The Art of Barbara Natoli Witt; Grand Procession: Artistic Visions of American Indian /The Diker Collection at the Denver Art Museum; North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment; and The History of Beads: From 30,000 B.C. to the Present.
"Floral Journey honors the remarkable depth and enduring vitality of Native North Americans' beadwork artistic traditions, fostering for all readers a deeper appreciation and accessible understanding of Native aesthetics through beaded adornments."
-Martine J. Reid, Bill Reid Foundation
Preface / W. Richard West, Jr. (Cheyenne)
Acknowledgments / Lois S. Dubin
Foreword / Joe Baker (Delaware)
Cosmology: Sacred Foundations, Art, and Floral Imagery
Adornment: History, Trade, and Transformation
Gifts from the Sun
-The Great Lakes
Flowers and Furs
-The Northern Athapaskan (Dene)
The Delaware Pouch
A Floral Gathering: The Prairie Style
Strong Medicine: The Great Plains
Power in the Flower: The Plateau
Floral Crossroads: The Great Basin
The Octopus Bag
Flowers and Formal Attire: Indians and Cowboys
Contemporary Floral Expressions
Contemporary Expressions: The Cultural Continuum