Guide To Native American Ledger Drawings And Pictographs In United States Museums, Libraries, And…

Hardcover | November 30, 1998

byJohn R. Lovett

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Whether painted by artist-warriors depicting their feats in battle or by other Native American artists, 19th and 20th century ledger drawings--drawn on blank sheets of ledger books obtained from U.S. soldiers, traders, missionaries, and reservation employees--provide an excellent visual source of information on the Great Plains Native Americans. An art form representing a transition from drawing on buffalo hide to a paper medium, ledger drawings range in style, content, and quality from primitive and artistically poor to bold and sharp with lavish use of color. Although interest in ledger drawings has increased in the last 20 years, there has never been a guide to holdings of these drawings. By bringing together the diverse and scattered institutions that hold them, this book will make finding the drawings quicker and easier. Illustrated with examples of ledger drawings, the guide identifies the libraries, archives, historical societies, and museums that hold ledger drawings. The institutions listed range from those with large collections, such as the Smithsonian, Yale, and Oklahoma museums, to institutions with only a few drawings. The book also includes a bibliography of books and articles about Indian pictographic art. The index will enable researchers to locate art by individual artists and tribes.

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Whether painted by artist-warriors depicting their feats in battle or by other Native American artists, 19th and 20th century ledger drawings--drawn on blank sheets of ledger books obtained from U.S. soldiers, traders, missionaries, and reservation employees--provide an excellent visual source of information on the Great Plains Native ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.58 × 6.38 × 0.68 inPublished:November 30, 1998Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313306931

ISBN - 13:9780313306938

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?Over the past 20 years, ledger art has become considerably more prominent in exhibitions and research....The two compilers have ferreted out a great deal of information about ledger art and present it in very usable detail....Strongly recommended as a research tool for upper-division undergraduates through faculty.??Choice