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Crow Indian Beadwork - OP, back-order only
Crow Indian Beadwork - OP, back-order only
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    Code: B00/06
    Price: $10.95
    102 pages, 3 historical color plates, 44 historical B&W plates.

    A "descriptive and historical study" of the beadwork of the Crow Indian Nation. Between 1907 and 1916 Dr. Robert H. Lowie made repeated visits to the Crow Agency Reservation to study their traditional customs and, as a result, published the first paper on Crow Indian beadwork. Based on this research, in 1918 Wm. Wildschut began to collect specimens for the Heye Foundation.

    His work went far beyond merely collecting specimens. He asked questions from his Crow associates and in 1927 produced a manuscript for the Heye in which he concluded that "true Crow beadwork was not borrowed from the neighboring Western Sioux, nor from any other Tribe. It possessed a distinctive character of its own."

    In 1957, Dr. John C. Ewers, a truly enjoyable expert, made further inquiries and this book was produced providing an illustrated description and history of Crow Indian Beadwork from the time of its first mention by the fur trader, Francois Larouque, in 1805.

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