Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Powerful Images: Portrayals of Native America cover
  • ISBN: 9780295976976
  • ISBN10: 0295976977

Powerful Images: Portrayals of Native America

by Boehme, Sarah A

  • List Price: $50.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publish date: 03/01/1998
used Add to Cart $3.98
You save: 92%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $54.80
Marketplace Item
Despite the diversity of North American Native cultures, images in the popular imagination often are generalized and stereotyped. These images have been repeated, layer upon layer, in political, historical, and commercial contexts, resulting in blurring perceptions of Native American peoples. Powerful Images: Portrayals Of Native America looks at the ways in which Indians have been portrayed by themselves and others from the early 1800s to the present. Paintings, sculptures, traditional Native arts, photographs, and popular culture objects -- neon signs, toys, automobiles, cigar boxes -- are used to both reveal and challenge popular assumptions about Native North Americans.

A broad overview of traditional Plains and Southwest Native art by Emma I. Hanson emphasizes the importance of religion and spirituality, ideal roles of men and women, and individual achievements and aspirations. Sarah E. Boehme focuses on the fixed, iconic images of the "true Indian" that have persisted in Euro-American art of the 19th and 20th centuries. Gerald T. Conaty and Clifford Crane Bear (Siksika) compare Native and non-Native systems of recording history. James Nottage addresses the impact of popular media -- literature, radio, movies, television, advertising, and theater -- on our perceptions of the Indian. Finally, Mike Leslie considers the theme of identity in contemporary Native American art. A Foreword by Peter Hassrick and Introduction by Dave Warren (Santa Clara/Tewa) complete the book.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Books From California

Location: Simi Valley, CA
Ex-library copy with usual markings. Very Clean Copy-Over 500, 000 Internet Orders Filled.

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
Artis Books

Location: Calumet, MI
Like New
NATIVE AMERICAN. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. (16)144pp. Indexed. Striking color photos of images chosen from a different point of view.
Oracle Junction Bookshop

Location: Buffalo, NY
Like New
Shipping Icon
4to-over 9¾-12" tall. pp. 160. A fine, tight, bright copy in a fine dj in a protective mylar. The text is flawless.
Powell's Books

Location: Portland, OR
Like New

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.

Location: Houston, TX
Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. Contains: Illustrations.