For almost three-quarters of a century, the study of Plains Indian art has been shaped by the expertise, wisdom, and inspired leadership of John Canfield Ewers (1909–97). Based on years of field research with Native Americans, careful scholarship, and exhaustive firsthand studies of museum collections around the world, Ewers’s publications have long been required reading for anyone interested in the cultures of the Plains peoples, especially their visual art traditions. This vividly illustrated collection of Ewers’s writings presents studies first published in American Indian Art Magazine and other periodicals between 1968 and 1992. Available for the first time in book form, the influential cultural and historical studies collected here—together with all 140 illustrations that Ewers selected for them, including many now in full color—remain vital to our understanding of the Native peoples of the Great Plains.
Plains Indian Art: The Pioneering Work of John C. Ewers
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