Ledger Narratives: The Plains Indian Drawings in the Mark Lansburgh Collection at Dartmouth College (New Directions in Native American Studies Series)

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The biggest known accumulation of record craftsmanship at any point gained by one individual is Mark Lansburgh’s various gathering of more than 140 illustrations, now held by the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College and classified in this vital book. The Cheyennes, Crows, Kiowas, Lakotas, and different Plains people groups made the class known as record workmanship in the mid-nineteenth century. Prior to that time, these Indians had chronicled the brave accomplishments of their warriors and boss on shake, bison robes, and tipi covers. As they came into expanding contact with American dealers, the specialists recorded their encounters in pencil and colored pencil illustrations on paper bound in record or record books. The illustrations ended up noticeably known as record art.

This volume exhibits in full shading the Lansburgh accumulation completely. The illustrations are stories portraying Plains lifeways through Plains eyes. They incorporate scenes and scenes of fight, chasing, pursuing, function, imprisonment, and go by foot, stallion, prepare, and vessel. Record workmanship additionally served to incite recollections of stallion assaults and courageous endeavors in battle.

Notwithstanding exhibiting the Lansburgh accumulation, Ledger Narratives increases the developing writing on this fine art by giving seven new articles that propose a portion of the numerous stories the illustrations contain and that take a gander at them from creative viewpoints. The creators—researchers of craftsmanship history, human studies, history, and Native American examinations—address such topics as sexual orientation, societal position, power, ancestral and intertribal legislative issues, monetary trade, and constrainment and space in an evolving world.

The Lansburgh gathering incorporates the absolute most capturing cases of Plains Indian craftsmanship, and the articles in this volume enable us to see and hear the different stories these illustrations relate.



Weight 3.57 kg
Dimensions 11.18 × 8.98 × 1.02 cm



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Brand: University of Oklahoma Press


University of Oklahoma Press




University of Oklahoma Press


University of Oklahoma Press






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