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!