ERIC Number: ED202652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Art & Indian Children of the Dakotas: An Introduction to Art. Series Number 4.
The fourth volume of a bicultural educational series designed and produced especially for use in Aberdeen area schools with predominantly western Sioux populations has educational import for children and teachers everywhere who have an interest in the art and culture of the western Sioux. The volume focuses on creativity and the changing and re-arranging of media into a work of art. It begins with the Lakota story of creation, illustrated with Lakota drawings. The next section contains photographs depicting the many uses of art on garments, eating utensils, blankets, pouches, tipis, and for personal adornment, pictures and drawings, and prayer aids. The next section describes and illustrates with photographs the different painting styles of Lakota men and women. The volume then describes with text and photographs the preparation of hides for painting and the natural materials used in painting. Next is a description of the type of drawing and painting done by the Lakotas after the advent of paper about 1870. The volume ends with a summary section on things to remember about art and its meaning for the Lakota people. (CM)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art Expression, Art Materials, Creativity, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Enrichment, Elementary Education, Handicrafts, Legends, Multicultural Education, Painting (Visual Arts)
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); North Dakota; South Dakota
Note: For related documents, see ED 183 343-344 and RC 012 738.