ERIC Number: ED183343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Art & Indian Children of the Dakotas. An Introduction to Art. Series One.
This first volume in a bicultural educational series designed and produced especially for use in the Aberdeen (South Dakota) area schools has educational import for children and teachers everywhere who have an interest in the art and culture of the Western Sioux Tribe. This visual and verbal approach to art appreciation emphasizes the function of lines. Lines can be used to share thoughts with others: lines make letters, letters make words, words represent thoughts, and lines make images and pictographic symbols of thoughts. More than 250 pictographic symbols used by the Lakota Indians are illustrated and accompanied by historic accounts of how they were used as hide paintings for robes, tipi liners, shields, and warrior's shirts. The adoption of various media as their civilization changed as a result of its contact with white society is described. Today many kinds of art can be produced through the use of many kinds of materials, but the purpose of the art remains the same as it was for the ancient Lakota: to make our homes and our lives beautiful. (NEC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Aberdeen, SD. Aberdeen Area Office.
Identifiers: American Indian History; Lakota (Tribe); Pictographs
Note: For related document see RC 011 904. Developed by the Curriculum Development Center.