Even as Native American people defended their land from European settlers, the American flag came to be used as a design element in Native American art and artifacts. Illustrating the work of more than two dozen peoples, from the Iroquois of the Northeast to the Makah of the Pacific Northwest, this volume features depictions of the American flag that vary from close facsimiles to near abstractions.
Excellent color reproductions of cultural objects decorated with American flag motifs. Interpretative essays explain the significance of the flag as a cultural and political symbol. Bibliography and extensive plate notes.