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Title Arapaho women's quillwork : motion, life, and creativity / Jeffrey D. Anderson.
Imprint Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2013]


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (iv, 205 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-186) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Arapaho women -- Social life and customs.
Arapaho women -- Religion.
Arapaho art.
Quillwork -- Great Plains.
Indian beadwork -- Great Plains.
Great Plains.
Contents Cradles -- Tipi ornaments, robes, leanback covers, and other quilled objects -- Many paths to meaning -- Quillwork in mythical traditions -- Quillwork and the four hills of life -- The movement of quillwork in history.
Summary "More than a hundred years ago, anthropologists and other researchers collected and studied hundreds of examples of quillwork once created by Arapaho women. Since that time, however, other types of Plains Indian art, such as beadwork and male art forms, have received greater attention. In Arapaho Women's Quillwork, Jeffrey D. Anderson brings this distinctly female art form out of the darkness and into its rightful spotlight within the realms of both art history and anthropology. Beautifully illustrated with more than 50 color and black-and-white images, this book is the first comprehensive examination of quillwork within Arapaho ritualized traditions ... Drawing on the foundational writings of early-nineteenth-century ethnographers, extensive fieldwork conducted with Northern Arapahos, and careful analysis of museum collections, Arapaho Women's Quillwork masterfully shows the importance of this unique art form to Arapaho life and honors the devotion of the artists who maintained this tradition for so many generations."--Jacket.
Other Title Print version: Anderson, Jeffrey D., 1958- Arapaho women's quillwork. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2013 9780806142838