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Crow Indian Beadwork A Descriptive and Historical Study
By: William Wildschut & John C. Ewers
A comprehensive study of the beadwork of the Crow Nation from 1805 to contemporary times. With almost fifty photos and illustrations, this book is a must for anyone interested in the craftwork of the Indians of the Upper Missouri and the fur trade era.
Crow Indian Beadwork provides an illustrated description and history of Crow Indian Beadwork from the time of its first mention by the fur trader, Francois Larouque, in 1805. Included are sections on Men's Dress Clothing (Shirts, Leggings, Feather Bonnets, Vests, Gauntlets, and Feather Fans); Women's Dress Clothing (Dresses, Leggings and Belts); Robes and Blankets; Moccasins; Riding Gear (Saddles, Head Ornaments, Horse Collars, Cruppers and Saddle Blankets); Containers (Saddle Bags, Quivers, Gun Cases, Sword and Lance Cases, Cradles, Belt Pouches, Ration Ticket Pouches, Mirror Pouches, and Pipe and Tobacco Pouches); Characteristics of Crow Indian Beadwork (Beadwork Techniques, Beadwork Designs, and Bead Colors); Symbolism in Crow Beadwork; History of Crow Beadwork and a bibliography.
18 illustrations; 48 B&W photographs; 3 pages in full color.
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