Southeastern Indians Life Portraits: A Catalogue of Pictures 1564-1860

Southeastern Indians Life Portraits: A Catalogue of Pictures 1564-1860

By: Emma Lila Fundaburk (editor)Paperback

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A collection of over 350 photographs, paintings, drawings, and woodcuts, Life Portraits offers us an important visual representation of southeastern Indians - at work, at play, in rituals, and in death - when they first encountered Europeans. Studied by historians and archaeologists, as well as museum exhibit designers and costumers, these illustrations provide a wealth of information on native dress and jewelry, house construction, agricultural techniques, warfare, and other aspects of American Indian life. Among the tribes illustrated are Natchez, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Seminole, Chitimacha, Timucua, Powhatan, Tuscarora, Caddo, Yuchi, and Shawnee. A special section of the book quotes historic narratives and comments on the life and work of the artists, lithographers, photographers, and engravers who made the originals. Included among these are Jacques le Moyne, John White, Theodore De Bry, Francis Parsons, Joshua Reynolds, John Trumball, George Catlin, John Mix Stanley, Thomas McKenney, and Samuel Waugh. Life Portraits has been a classic title in southeastern archaeology and a staple of bookstores and museum shops around the country since its original publication in 1958. Because the carefully identified illustrations were secured from a wide variety of sources, including the British Museum, the Charleston Museum, the New York Public Library, and the Oklahoma Historical Society, this volume represents the most comprehensive and widely available record of Indian images. Designed for Americana collections, it will appeal to general readers as well as professional historians and archaeologists.

About Author

Emma Lila Fundaburk is a retired economist who taught at Bowling Green State University. She is the author of 10 books, including Sun Circles and Human Hands.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780817310783
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9780817310783
  • ISBN10: 0817310789

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