The Spirit of Native America: Beauty and Mysticism in American Indian Art

The Spirit of Native America Beauty and Mysticism in American Indian Art Art and religion are two words that have no equivalents in languages spoken by Native Americans Yet these intensely spiritual people created objects for everyday use that are unsurpassed for sheer bea

  • Title: The Spirit of Native America: Beauty and Mysticism in American Indian Art
  • Author: Anna Lee Walters
  • ISBN: 9780877015154
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • Art and religion are two words that have no equivalents in languages spoken by Native Americans Yet these intensely spiritual people created objects for everyday use that are unsurpassed for sheer beauty, originality, and craftsmanship The Spirit of Native America explains this apparent contradiction in language as rich in symbolism as the art itself Stunning full colorArt and religion are two words that have no equivalents in languages spoken by Native Americans Yet these intensely spiritual people created objects for everyday use that are unsurpassed for sheer beauty, originality, and craftsmanship The Spirit of Native America explains this apparent contradiction in language as rich in symbolism as the art itself Stunning full color photography augments the text, yielding a new perspective on this often misunderstood facet of Native American culture.

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    About "Anna Lee Walters"

    1. Anna Lee Walters

      Anna Lee Walters born 1946 is an award winning Pawnee Otoe Missouria author from Oklahoma.Walters works at the Din College in Arizona, where she directs the college press She lives in Tsaile, Arizona with her husband Harry Walters He is the former Director of the Museum at Din College.Her first novel, Ghost Singer 1994 is a two level mystery one relates to the suicide of researchers at the Smithsonian Institution, which is attributed to ghosts related to Indian artifact archeology s the other is that of how American Indians understand their position related to their ancestry and culture Turning the genre on its head, Walters solves only the second mystery.Her short story collection, The Sun Is Not Merciful, won the Before Columbus Foundation 1985 American Book Award from

    153 thoughts on “The Spirit of Native America: Beauty and Mysticism in American Indian Art”

    1. Intensely elegiac pean to the Native American -- her culture, beliefs, manner of living and connection with the land. To read it is to form an indictment of the "white men" who came uninvited, fought, made treaties, broke treaties, and swept the previous Americans away. The language of the book is positive and full of joy and praise, for the most part, but it is powerful for what it doesn't say as well as what it does. The photography, a mix of nature shots, pictures of Native American artifacts [...]


    2. To American Natives there is no separation between art and life or what is beautiful and what is functional, so to hear it as a whole from someone who understands it as such is a treasure.I loved the images and stories. The only thing I found a nuisance is having the art index at the end - making you flip to the back every time you need to know what artifact you're looking at.


    3. Function and beauty are one in the same as presented in outstanding color.A very spiritual and inspirational book of art.



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