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ERIC Number: EJ1035151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Beyond Tradition: Culture, Symbolism, and Practicality in American Indian Art
Sorensen, Barbara Ellen
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v25 n1 Aug 2013
Indigenous people have always created what colonial language labels art. Yet there is no Native word for "art" as defined in a Euro-American sense. Art, as the dominant culture envisions, is mostly ornamental. This is in sharp juxtaposition to a Native perspective, which sees art as integrative, inclusive, practical, and constantly evolving. There is no past or present terminology that can define tribal art. In this article, tribal college faculty and artists meditate on the meaning of tradition and the inherent utilitarianism in American Indian art.
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education. P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 81328. Tel: 888-899-6693; Fax: 970-533-9145; Web site: http://www.tribalcollegejournal.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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