Uncommon Legacies celebrates the power, significance, and exceptional artistic quality of one of the most important collections of early Native American art. Assembled in the course of trade and missionary activities beginning in the late eighteenth century, the119 richly photographed examples here provide a rare look at the creativity of Native artists in response to their interaction with non-Natives.
The works presented here are expressive of worldviews, beliefs, and ways of life within Native American communities from American Southwest, the Northwest Coast, the Northeast Woodlands and Great Lakes, the Plains, and South America.
With essays by John R. Grimes, Christian F. Feest, and Mary Lou Curran.
Soft cover: 252 pages, 119 color illustrations.
Pub. Date: 2005