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The Plains region that stretches from northern Colorado to southern Alberta and from the Rockies to the western Dakotas is the land of the Cheyenne and the Blackfeet, the Crow and the Sioux. Its rolling grasslands and river valleys have nurtured human cultures for thousands of years. On cave walls, glacial boulders, and riverside cliffs, native people recorded their ceremonies, vision quests, battles, and daily activities in the petroglyphs and pictographs they incised, pecked, or painted onto the stone surfaces.

In this vast landscape, some rock art sites were clearly intended for communal use; others just as clearly mark the occurrence of a private spiritual encounter. Elders often used rock art, such as complex depictions of hunting, to teach traditional knowledge and skills to the young. Other sites document the medicine powers and brave deeds of famous warriors. Some Plains rock art goes back more than 5,000 years; some forms were made continuously over many centuries.

Archaeologists James Keyser and Michael Klassen show us the origins, diversity, and beauty of Plains rock art. The seemingly endless variety of images include humans, animals of all kinds, weapons, masks, mazes, handprints, finger lines, geometric and abstract forms, tally marks, hoofprints, and the wavy lines and starbursts that humans universally associate with trancelike states. Plains Indian Rock Art is the ultimate guide to the art form. It covers the natural and archaeological history of the northwestern Plains; explains rock art forms, techniques, styles, terminology, and dating; and offers interpretations of images and compositions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295980942
Author:
Keyser, James D.
Author:
Klassen, Michael
Author:
Klassen, Michael A.
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Location:
Seattle, WA
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Great plains
Subject:
Primitive
Subject:
Criticism - Native American
Subject:
Petroglyphs
Subject:
Rock paintings
Subject:
American - Native American
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
History - Prehistoric & Primitive
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains.
Subject:
Great Plains Antiquities.
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American Art
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
10.01x6.98x.73 in. 1.82 lbs.

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