One Hundred Summers: A Kiowa Calendar Record by Candace S. GreeneOne Hundred Summers: A Kiowa Calendar Record by Candace S. Greene

One Hundred Summers: A Kiowa Calendar Record

byCandace S. Greene

Hardcover | March 1, 2009

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Prior to widespread literacy, the Kiowa people recorded their history in pictorial calendars, marking an entry for each summer and each winter. One Hundred Summers presents a recently discovered calendar, created by the Kiowa master artist Silver Horn. Covering the period from 1828 to 1928, the pictures trace Kiowa experiences from buffalo to biplanes, from horse raiding to World War I service, offering an indigenous perspective on a critical period of Kiowa history. The calendar, now housed at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, is reproduced in full color in this book.
Weaving together information from archival sources, community memories, and a close reading of the pictures themselves, Candace S. Greene frames and clarifies this uniquely Native American perspective on Southern Plains history during an era of great political, economic, and cultural pressures. A rare window on a century of Kiowa life, One Hundred Summers is also an invaluable contribution to the indigenous history of North America.
Beautifully produced with sixty-five color plates and twenty-five black & white images, this volume includes appendices featuring a wealth of unpublished primary source material on other Kiowa calendars and a glossary by a native Kiowa speaker.
Candace S. Greene is an ethnologist in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. She is the author of Silver Horn: Master Illustrator of the Kiowa and the coeditor (with Russell Thornton) of The Year the Stars Fell: Lakota Winter Counts at the Smithsonian (Nebraska 2007).  Ellen Censky is the forme...
Title:One Hundred Summers: A Kiowa Calendar RecordFormat:HardcoverDimensions:286 pages, 10 × 7.5 × 1 inPublished:March 1, 2009Publisher:UNP - NebraskaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803219407

ISBN - 13:9780803219403

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations  

Foreword by Ellen Censky     

Preface by Daniel C. Swan    


Note on Language 

1. The Kiowa Calendar Tradition    

2. The Silver Horn Calendar: A New Discovery   

3. The University of Oklahoma Calendar   

Glossary of Kiowa Names and Terms  

Appendix A: Little Bluff Calendar Text   

Appendix B: Hauvahte Calendar Text 

Appendix C: Other Kiowa Calendars  





Editorial Reviews

"There is much to ponder in this book; it is a triumph of scholarship that has rescued a valuable document of Kiowa life, one that tells us a great deal indeed about a pivotal century in the tribe's history."—Clyde Ellis, Museum Anthropology Review
- Clyde Ellis - Museum Anthropology Review