By David W. Penney
From Library Journal
Cocurator Penney has written this catalog for an exhibition of Pohrt and Chandlers popular choice of Woodlands, nice Lakes, Prairie, and Plains tradition artistry. In a chain of introductory essays, Penney indicates how white-Indian touch encouraged the creation, use, and which means of artwork within the nineteenth century, specifically by way of garments and adornment. item different types are defined in shorter essays accompanying the fantastically photographed catalog entries. extra essays by means of the creditors and Penneys cocurator places the gathering in old point of view. As a wealthy rfile of a seminal assortment, this catalog is very instructed for libraries focusing on local American reports or art.
- Eugene C. Burt, info Arts, Seattle
Copyright 1992 Reed company info, Inc.
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Noted that white store owners would accept beadwork for cash or "ammunition, tobacco and coffee" (Eastman market among the One settlers breeches pocket and looking at it up a lively south of the reservation in Nebraska (pp. 105-6): have in the world," he naively declared, pulling "Can't you make in trade for There was also gentlemanly youth was anxious to buy a pair of moccasins. "But is all I 3 3 1978:98). She for it with a comical air a EXPRESSIONS OF ETHNICITY cents handful of silver out of his of concern.
Made of blue or mitasses or leggings they are attached to the belt by strings and a tail and pieces of furry animal skins dangles from red cloth or from deerskins, composed of ribbons, a belt behind. Garters and the exterior signs of a man, which the leggings do not cover, brief supports. Also attached to the belt, apart from pouch, the pakamagon, or round headed club, a bird feathers, contour the legs are concealed by knife sheaths, arc a tobacco mirror with scissors, and a pocket containing red and other colorings and thousands of little knickknacks to which the natives are enslaved as Whites are to theirs.
1890 The economic a question, however, is only part of the means of cultural expression during the larger picture requires the perspective rated clothing that bought these and late much of consumers, those women made to express larger issue nineteenth century. of dress as A grasp of the who wore the deco- who ethnic identity, and those similar objects because they expressed ethnic audienticity. The Meanings ofMaterials: The Transformation of Trade Goods MORAVIAN MISSIONARY DAVID THE berger, writing about his experiences in Pennsylvania ZEIS- and Ohio in 1779- 80, stated: For their skins the Indians get from the traders powder, other weapons they do not value [calico, — silver buckles —these — are considered as valuable as gold them they can purchase almost anything The Indian them, such as brass kettles, tical utility — for steel knives economic and domestic their Some of and life.