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American Indian Horse Masks

Martin, Ned and Jody

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ISBN 10: 0965994759 / ISBN 13: 9780965994750
Published by Hawk Hill Press, 2007
Condition: As New Hardcover
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SIGNED BY BOTH NED AND JODY MARTIN. Hardcover with dust jacket. Both book and dust jacket are in new condition (just removed from shrinkwrap so authors could sign their names on the title page). Dust jacket has been placed in a new protector. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008084

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Title: American Indian Horse Masks

Publisher: Hawk Hill Press

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

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This is a stunning colorful book in large format (12 x 15 in.) which includes 45 historic Indian horse masks from museums and private collections. Most date from the 19th century. Scores of other masks are illustrated by 18th and 19th century indian paintings and drawings on rock, leather, cloth and paper, and by historic photographs. The symbolism and history of masks is thoroughly discussed and annotated. There is an extensive bibliography and index.

Painting the face or body of a man or a horse is also a kind of masking. Therefore, a chapter on Cheyenne horse painting and its meaning and usage is also part of this volume., written by Winfield Coleman.

About the Author:

Mike Cowdrey is an Indian scholar who has written Arrow's Elk Society Ledger: A Southern Cheyenne Record of the 1870s.

Ned and Jody Martin have documented the history and regional styles of cowboy bit and spur makers in five previous books. Ned is a professional photographer and collector of Indian horse gear. Jody has a Masters Degree from the University of California and has published several articles as well as written the Martin's previous books.

Winfield Coleman has a B.A. in Anthropology from Cornell, did graduate work at Harvard, and earned an M.A. in painting from NYU. He has published numerous articles on American Indian culture, and illustrated museum catalogs and ethnographic books.

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