ERIC Number: ED202651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Art & Indian Children of the Dakotas: An Introduction to Art & Other Ideas. Series Number 3.
The third 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. A description of decorative art among the Lakota people and its connection with ceremonial life and everyday life is given. Through a visual and verbal approach to art appreciation, the volume emphasizes beauty, the senses, and texture in various art media. The section on quills describes the historical methods used by Lakota women to gather, prepare, dye, and sew quills and depicts many of the articles decorated with quills. It includes diagrams of the ways quills were worked. The sections on beads describe various early beads made from shell (dentalium), stone, bones of fish and animals, deer hoofs, seeds, and teeth, and the bright glass beads acquired later. Also included are many photographs of articles decorated with beadwork and diagrams of different kinds of beading techniques. (CM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Aberdeen, SD. Aberdeen Area Office.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota