American Indian art and culture is vibrant and thriving today, with exciting new artists, writers, filmmakers, and chefs drawing on inspirations from the cutting edge of the 21st century to the most hallowed traditions of their ancestors. This gorgeous, oversized art book explores the intersection where the new generation meets the wisdom of the elders.
The Native American story is a vibrant and living one, not a closed chapter of history as too many books make it seem. American Indian explores the rich history and cultural traditions of tribes and nations, while celebrating today’s vibrant and ever-evolving artistic expressions, current history-makers, and the wisdom of the elders that invigorates and inspires past, present, and future.
In this book’s beautiful pages, you’ll find:
- Modern Native art, and its role in both sacred and secular tribal society. This book contains several stunning pieces from leading American Indian artists never before seen outside of museums.
- Music and movement across generations. Dynamic photography of today's powwow and ritual dancers, and never-before-photographed artifacts from the Smithsonian and other collections.
- The cuisine of a continent. How America's bounty enriched the world, and how a new generation of Native chefs, including noted personalities Loretta Barrett Oden and Nephi Craig, are reinterpreting an astonishingly rich culinary history. Includes recipes!