ERIC Number: ED183344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Art & Indian Children of the Dakotas. An Introduction to Art and Other Ideas. Series Two.
Through the use of black and white photographs and drawings interspersed with narrative, this text attempts to foster awareness and appreciation of art in the life of the Lakota Indians. The concepts of space and mass are illustrated. The result of combining masses and spaces into various forms of sculpture (bas relief, monolithic, mobile, stabile, assemblage) through the techniques of carving, modeling, or constructing is described. Although the Lakota did not make sculptures as we know them today, they did construct and carve three dimensional forms used for everyday living and beautified them with color, feathers, shells, porcupine quills, beads, or hair. The construction, significance, and evolution of the tipi, warbonnet, head roach, dance bustle, pipe, horn spoon, and wooden bowl are described and illustrated. (NEC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Aberdeen, SD. Aberdeen Area Office.