Visions of the People: A Pictorial History of Plains Indian Life
Visions of the People: A Pictorial History of Plains Indian Life. By Evan M. Maurer, Minneapolis Inst. of Arts, Portland, Oregon, 1992.
Among native peoples of the North American Plains there is a long history of making representational imagery, both sacred and personal. This lavishly illustrated book explores this tradition, setting a large variety of objects in their social context and against a background of sweeping historical change.
The catalog for an exhibit touring Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Omaha during 1992. Presents over 300 representations by Plains Indians of daily routines, acts of personal bravery, spirituality, and other topics of importance. Five essays survey the historical context and particular artistic genres and themes.
Moderate heavy surface crease/curl to top cover near spine edge (slightly effecting pages), otherwise very good with clean pages and secure binding. 298 pages. No index. Oversized: 11.75" wide.