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Corporate Author Brooklyn Museum.

Title Tipi : heritage of the Great Plains / edited by Nancy B. Rosoff, Susan Kennedy Zeller.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, N.Y. : Brooklyn Museum ; Seattle : in association with University of Washington Press, [2011]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    970.48 BRO    DUE 08-05-21 OFF CAMPUS
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Description xiv, 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), 1 color map ; 29 cm
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Note "Published on the occasion of the exhibition Tipi : Heritage of the Great Plains, organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum, Feb. 18-May 15, 2011; Autry National Center of the American West, Los Angeles, Jun. 17-Sep. 11, 2011; Minnesota History Center, spring 2012"--Title page verso.
Exhibition based on the Brooklyn Museum's Great Plains collection, supplemented by objects from its other collections. Cf. pref. and dust jacket flap copy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-220) and index.
Contents Map of the Great Plains -- The tipi : heritage of the Great Plains / Nancy B. Rosoff -- pt. 1. The quintessential American architectural form. The art of tipi living / Emma I. Hansen ; The Arapaho tipi / Dennis Sun Rhodes ; Ashtáahile (Crow tipis) / Heywood and Mary Lou Big Day ; The rain-in-the-face tipi liner / Susan Kennedy Zeller ; A modern Cheyenne-Arapaho tipi liner / Harvey Pratt ; Of tipis and stereotypes / Bently Spang -- pt. 2. The center of family life. "To honor her kindred" : women's arts centered in the tipi / Barbara A. Hail ; Kiowa beadwork in the twenty-first century / Teri Greeves ; Tipis and the warrior tradition / Daniel C. Swan and Michael P. Jordan ; The tipi of the Kiowa Tonkongya (Black Leggings Warrior Society) / Dixon Palmer and Lyndreth Palmer ; Growing up on the Plains / Christina E. Burke.
Summary "The tipi is an iconic symbol of Native North American culture, recognized throughout the world. Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains reveals the history and significance of this remarkable architectural form from the 1830s to the present. Ideally suited to a nomadic lifestyle on the Plains, the tipi was the heart of Plains social, religious, and creative traditions. Trade and innovation brought new materials and ways of living to Plains people. As the nomadic way of life gave way to more permanent settlements, the tipi evolved in form but remained central to Plains culture and identity. The book examines the history and continuing tradition of the tipi by focusing on tribes from three geographical regions: the Blackfeet, Crow, Shoshone, and Northern Cheyenne in the north; the Arapaho and many Sioux groups, including Dakota, Yankton, Yanktonai, Lakota, Húnkpapa, and Oglala, in the Central Plains; and the Pawnee, Osage, Kiowa, Southern Cheyenne, Comanche, and Plains Apache in the south. Included are first-person narratives by Native people-elders, artists, military veterans, and an architect-that tell of the lasting cultural significance of the tipi within an ongoing process of cultural and artistic interpretation. The volume is richly illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs and artwork. Art made by women, who were the tipi makers and owners, include furnishings, clothing, and accessories. Associated with tipi-centered family life, these objects feature intricate beadwork, quill embroidery, and painting. Other artwork relate to the male warrior tradition: tipi liners, traditionally painted by men with their war exploits, as well as other objects associated with warfare and warrior societies. Children's life in the tipi is illustrated by cradles, garments, toys, and games. Works by contemporary Native artists represent modern interpretations of traditional forms. Dispelling stereotypes of the tipi as a picturesque vestige of the past, Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains demonstrates how the tipi remains a part of a living culture deeply rooted in tradition."--Publisher description.
Subject Brooklyn Museum -- Exhibitions.
Autry National Center -- Exhibitions.
Minnesota History Center (Saint Paul, Minn.) -- Exhibitions.
Tipis -- Great Plains -- Exhibitions.
Indians of North America -- Dwellings -- Great Plains -- Exhibitions.
Indians of North America -- Great Plains -- Social life and customs -- Exhibitions.
Great Plains -- Social life and customs -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Rosoff, Nancy B.
Kennedy Zeller, Susan.
ISBN 9780295990774 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0295990775 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780872731660 (paper ; alk. paper)
0872731669 (paper ; alk. paper)

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