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Allan Houser
by Barbara H. Perlman
The first major book on the life and work of the dean of Native American sculptors.
Hardcover - 263 pages Reprint edition (June 1992)
Smithsonian Institution Press; ISBN: 1560981024 
American Artists (American Indian Lives)
Lawrence Abbott (Editor), Laurence Abbott
Hardcover 1994

American Indian Art
Norman Feder
Hardcover 1995

The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna of Panama
by Marilyn Salvador
Paperback from Univ of California Museum of
Anasazi Pottery: Ten Centuries of Prehistoric Ceramic Art in the Four Corners Country of the Southwestern United States...
by Robert Hill Lister, Florence Cline Lister
(Paperback - December 1981)

The Art of the Native American Flute
by R. Carlos Nakai, et al

The Arbitrary Indian : The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990
Gail K. Sheffield
Hardcover 1997

The Art of Native North America
Nigel Cawthorne Hardcover 1997

The Arts of the North American Indian : Native Tradition in Evolution
Edwin Wade (Editor), Carol. Haralson
Hardcover 1986

Authentic Indian Designs : 2500 Illustrations from Reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
by Mana Naylor (Editor)
Listed under Native American Clip Art

Art of the American Indian Frontier: A Portfolio
by Detroit Institute of Arts, David W. Penney

The Biographical Directory of Native American Painters
by Patrick D. Lester (Editor), Jeanne Snodgrass King (Foreword)

Buckskin & Buffalo : The Artistry of the Plains Indians
by Colin F. Taylor
Listed under Native American Crafts

Chihuly's Pendletons: And Their Influence on His Work
by Dale Chihuly
Listed under Native American Weaving

Contemporary Native American Artists
Dawn E. Reno
Paperback 1995

Creation's Journey : Native American Identity and Belief
Tom Hill, Richard W., Sr. Hill (Editor)
Hardcover 1994

From This Earth: The Ancient Art of Pueblo Pottery
by Stewart Peckham, et al
(Paperback - December 1992)

Gifts of Pride and Love: Kiowa and Comanohe Cradles
by Barbara A. Hail (Editor), et al
Listed under Native American Weaving

Howard Terpning: Spirit of the Plains People
by Don Hedgpeth, Howard Terpning

Art of Grace and Passion : Antique American Indian Art
by George Everett Shaw, et al
Canyon Country Prehistoric Indians: Their Cultures, Ruins, Artifacts and Rock Art
by Michaelene Pendleton, F. A. Barnes
Listed under American Rock Art

The Complete Guide to Traditional Native American Beadwork: A Definitive Study of Authentic Tools, Materials, Techniques, and Styles
by Joel Monture, Larry McNeil (Photographer)
Listed under Beading

Dialogues With Zuni Potters
by Milford Nahohai, et al
Interviews with fourteen Zuni Indians of New Mexico.
Hardcover: 100 pages
Zuni A Shiwi Pub; ISBN: 0964140128; 

Hopi Silver: The History and Hallmarks of Hopi Silversmithing
Hopi Silver: The History and Hallmarks of Hopi Silversmithing
by Margaret Nickelson Wright
Paperback from University of New Mexico Press
Jesse Monongya: Opal Bears and Lapis Skies (American Indian Master Jewelers)
by Lois Sherr Dubin, Jim Hart
Listed under Native American Crafts
Learning by Doing Northwest Coast Native Indian Art
Learning by Doing Northwest Coast Native Indian Art
by Karin Clark, Jim Gilbert
Paperback from Raven Publishing
Learning by Designing Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian Art, vol.1
Learning by Designing Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian Art, vol.1
by Jim Gilbert, Karin Clark
Paperback from Raven Publishing
The Native American Indian Artist Directory
by Robert Painter

North American Indian Motifs : 391 Different Copyright-Free Designs (Dover Electronic Clip Art Series)
by Dover
Listed under Native American Clip Art

North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment
by Lois Sherr Dubin, et al
Listed under Native American Crafts

Northwest Coast Indian Art : An Analysis of Form
by Bill Holm
(Paperback - December 1965)

Oaxacan Ceramics: Traditional Folk Art by Oaxacan Women
by Lois Wasserspring, et al

Sioux Quill and Beadwork: Designs and Techniques (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
by Carrie A. Lyford
Listed under Native American Crafts

Southwestern Pottery : Anasazi to Zuni
by Allan Hayes, John Blom (Photographer)

The Stone and the Thread : Andean Roots of Abstract Art
by Cesar Paternosto, Esther Allen (Translator)

The Transforming Image : Painted Arts of Northwest Coast First Nations (UBC Museum of Anthropology Research Publication)
by Bill McLennan, et al

Pottery by American Indian Women : The Legacy of Generations
by Susan Peterson
Pueblo Indian Pottery : 750 Artist Biographies, C. 1800-Present, With Value/Price Guide, Featuring over 20 Years of Auction Records (American Indian a
by Gregory Schaaf

George Catlin and His Indian Gallery
by George Catlin, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Listed under Art of the Old West

Howard Terpning: Spirit of the Plains People
by Don Hedgpeth, Howard Terpning

Kachinas: Spirit Beings of the Hopi
by Neil, Sr. David (Illustrator), et al
Listed under Kachina Dolls

Inuit Art: A History
by Richard C. Crandall

The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz
by Susan Lowell, et al
For the past twenty-five years an extraordinary art movement has been underway in the remote countryside of northern Mexico, a renaissance of ceramic art in the tiny village of Mata Ortiz. As unlikely as it may seem, this phenomenon was sparked by the genius of a village woodcutter of rare artistic talent and equally rare determination, Juan Quezada.

Over the years, by trial and error, Juan Quezada gradually recreated the technology of the ancient pre-Columbian masterpieces, until modern masterpieces also emerged from his own hands. Now this reawakening of the ancient art is taking many forms in the hands of some three hundred villagers.

Noted Arizona author Susan Lowell has written a fascinating traveler's introduction to the region, the town, Juan Quezada, and many other village artists. Lowell's essay is followed by a biographical survey of a cross-section of 100 potters along with color photographs of their work and portraits of the potters. Included is a guide for travelers planning to visit the village, an index of Mata Ortiz potters, a schedule of exhibitions in the U. S. and Mexico of Mata Ortiz pottery featured in this book, a glossary, and a bibliography. The Publisher.

One Hundred Years of Navajo Rugs
by Marian E. Rodee
Listed under Native American Weaving

Pueblo Designs: 176 Illustrations of the 'Rain Bird' 
by Harry Percival Mera
Listed under Native American Clip Art

Pomo Indian Basketry
S. A. Barrett, Sherrie Human face Smith-Ferri; Hardcover
Listed under Pomo Indians

Pueblo and Navajo Contemporary Pottery and Directory of Artists
by Guy Berger, Nancy Schiffer
Special Order

Native Americans: The Art and Travels of Charles Bird King, George Catlin and Karl Bodmer
by Robert J. Moore

Scarlet Ribbons : American Indian Technique for Today's Quilters
by Helen Kelley
Listed under Quilting

In Search of the Wild Indian: Photographs and Life Works by Carl and Grace Moon
by Carl Moon (Photographer), et al

Indian Designs
by David Villasenor, Jean Villasenor
Listed under Native American Clip Art

Native American Painters of the Twentieth Century: The Works of 61 Artists
by Robert Henkes, Robert Hnekes

Robes of Splendor: Native American Painted Buffalo Hides
by George P. Horse Capture, et al

The Sketchbook of Thomas Blue Eagle
by Gay Matthaei, et al
Much of the details of Blue Eagle's remarkable travels through Europe are based on fact, providing an accurate view of what life might have been like for a young Lakota Indian at the end of the nineteenth century.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover - 72 pages (March )
Chronicle Books; ISBN: 0811829081

The Mimbres: Art and Archaeology
by Jesse Walter Fewkes, et al
(Paperback - September 1989)

Spirit Faces: Contemporary Masks of the Northwest Coast
by Gary Wyatt

Southwest Textiles: Weavings of the Pueblo and Navajo
by Kathleen Whitaker, et al
Listed under Native American Weaving

Scarlet Ribbons : American Indian Technique for Today's Quilters
by Helen Kelley
Listed under Quilting

I Stand in the Center of the Good: Interviews With Contemporary Native American Artists
Lawrence Abbott (Editor)
Hardcover: 310 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.32 x 9.56 x 6.47
Univ of Nebraska Pr; ISBN: 080321037X; 

In the Spirit of Mother Earth: Nature in Native American Art
Laine Thom, Jeremy C. Schmidt
Paperback 1994

Indigenous Aesthetics: Native Art, Media, and Identity
Steven M. Leuthold
Paperback 1998

Native America : Arts, Traditions, and Celebrations
Christine Mather, Jack Parsons
Hardcover 1990

Native American Art and the New York Avant-Garde : A History of Cultural Primitivism (American Studies)
W. Jackson Rushing, William H. Goetzmann
Hardcover 1995

Native American Artists (Peabody Essex Museum Collections, Vol 132)
Dan L. Monroe (Editor)
Hardcover 1996

Native American Art Masterpieces
David W. Penney
Hardcover 1996

Native American Arts & Cultures
Anne D'Alleva
Hardcover Published  1994

Native American Expressive Culture
Akwe-Kon Press
Paperback 1995

Native Americans (Sacred Symbols Series)
Robert Adkinson, N. Hudson Thames
Hardcover 1996

Native Artists of North America (Rainbow Warrior Artists)
Reavis Moore, Levar Burton
Hardcover 1993

Native Arts of North America
Christian F. Feest
Hardcover 1980

North American Indian Art
Peter Furst, Jill Leslie Furst
Paperback 1985

North American Indian Artifacts : A Collector's Identification and Value Guide
Lar Hothem
Paperback 1993

North American Indian Arts (Golden Guide)
Andrew Hunter Whiteford, et al
Paperback 1990

Powerful Images : Portrayals of Native America
Sarah E. Boehme (Editor), Paperback/1998

Reservation X
by Gerald McMaster, Canadian Museum of Civilization
Paperback from University of Washington Press
Strong Hearts : Native American Visions and Voices
Peggy Roalf (Editor)
Book Description: This kaleidoscopic range of photographs--the first comprehensive collection of contemporary Native American photography--explores Native American Indian culture from within. The photographers here image a world that, until recently, has been depicted almost exclusively by non-Native people.

In Strong Hearts, popular visions of American Indians are challenged by artists and writers for whom self-representation is often as much a political as an artistic statement. For example: the darkly emotional scenes staged by Carm Little Turtle; Larry McNeil's metaphorical images of eagle feathers; Zig Jackson's satirical pictures of tourists photographing Indians; Maggie Steber's intimate portrayal of the Wildcat family; images of joy and of pain captured by the children in the "Shooting Back from the Reservation" project; and Jeffrey Thomas's close-up portraits of traditional powwow dancers.

Three distinguished authors write about the struggle to overturn stereotyped perceptions of Native Americans. Paul Chaat Smith, cultural critic and writer, compares the nineteenth-century arms race that nearly wiped out his Comanche ancestors to the ways in which the camera has been used to form unyielding perceptions of Native people. Theresa Harlan, curator at the C.N. Gorman Museum, tells how constructed mythologies about Native people threaten not only their cultures but their very survival. Photographer and educator Jolene Rickard regards contemporary Native image-making as "documents of our sovereignty, both politically and spiritually." In their essays, all three show how the photographers in Strong Hearts use the camera to represent Native American people today.

One hundred twenty-five images by thirty-four Native American photographers are complemented by poetry that echoes ancient story-telling traditions. From an anonymous Swampy Cree poem capturing the forces of Nature to Luci Tapahonso's narrative "Raisin Eyes"--a humorous, clear-eyed picture of modern love--this collection reveals enduring traditions central to Native American literature.

Strong Hearts: Native American Visions and Voices offers rare insight into complex questions of personal identity, race, politics, family, and society. Strong Hearts will stimulate real cultural exchange for a long time to come, as it conveys the experiences and insights of American Indian artists and writers defining their cultures today.
Hardcover 1995

The Spirit of Native America : Beauty and Mysticism in American Indian Art
Anna Lee Walters
Paperback: 120 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.47 x 9.64 x 10.08 
Publisher: Chronicle Books; (May 1989) 
ISBN: 0877015155

Southern Pueblo Pottery : 2,000 Artist Biographies With Value/Price Guide : C. 1800-Present (American Indian Art Series)
by Gregory, Phd Schaaf

Warman's Native American Collectibles : A Price Guide & Historical Reference (Serial)
by John A. Shuman, John A. III Shuman

Warrior Artists : Historic Cheyenne and Kiowa Indian Ledger Art
by Herman J. Viola, et al

Weavers of Tradition and Beauty: Basketmakers of the Great Basin
by Mary Lee Fulkerson, et al
Listed under Native American Weaving

The White Man's Indian : Images of the American Indian, from Columbus to the Present
by Robert F. Berkhofer
Paperback - 261 pages (February 1979)
Knopf; ISBN: 0394727940

Weave Little Stars Into My Sleep: Native American Lullabies
by Neil Philip (Editor), Edward S. Curtis (Photographer)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover - 32 pages 
Clarion Books; ISBN: 0618088563

The World of Flower Blue : Pop Chalee : An Artistic Biography (Red Crane Art Series)
by Margaret Cesa, et al

The Ancient Americas : Art from Sacred Landscapes
Richard F. Townsend (Editor)
Hardcover 1992
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Eagle Transforming : The Art of Robert Davidson
Robert Davidson
Hardcover 1994
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