Stock Image

Silver Horn Master Illustrator of the Kiowas Foreword by Donald Tofpi

Greene, Candice, Donald Tofpi

1 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0806133074 / ISBN 13: 9780806133072
Published by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2001
New Condition: New Hardcover
From Old West Books (ABAA) (Colorado Springs, CO, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since November 24, 1997

Quantity Available: 1

Buy New
List Price: US$ 26.95
Price: US$ 50.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

308 pages, illustrations. "Plains Indians were artists as well as warriors, and Silver Horn (1860-1940), a Kiowa artist from the early reservation period, may well have been the most prolific Plains Indian artist of all time. In this presentation of Silver Horn's work, showcasing 43 color and 116 black-and-white illustrations, Candace S. Greene provides a thorough biographical portrait of the artist and, through his work, assesses the concepts and roles of artists in Kiowa culture." Volume 238 in the The Civilization of the American Indian Series. Bookseller Inventory # 3502

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Silver Horn Master Illustrator of the Kiowas...

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, Norman

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: First Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

Plains Indians were artists as well as warriors, and Silver Horn (1860-1940), a Kiowa artist from the early reservation period, may well have been the most prolific Plains Indian artist of all time.

Known also as Haungooah, his Kiowa name, Silver Horn was a man of remarkable skill and talent. Working in graphite, colored pencil, crayon, pen and ink, and watercolor on hide, muslin, and paper, he produced more than one thousand illustrations between 1870 and 1920. Silver Horn created an unparalleled visual record of Kiowa culture, from traditional images of warfare and coup counting to sensitive depictions of the sun dance, early Peyote religion, and domestic daily life. At the turn of the century, he helped translate nearly the entire corpus of Kiowa shield designs into miniaturized forms on buckskin models for Smithsonian ethnologist James Mooney.

Born in 1860 when huge bison herds still roamed the southern plains, Silver Horn grew up in southwestern Oklahoma. Son of a chief and member of an artistically gifted family, he witnessed traumatic changes as his people went from a free-roaming, buffalo-hunting culture to reservation life and, ultimately, to forced assimilation into white society. Although perceived as a troublemaker in midlife because of his staunch resistance to the forces of civilization, Silver Horn became to many a romantic example of the "real old-time Indian."

In this presentation of Silver Horn’s work, showcasing 43 color and 116 black-and-white illustrations, Candace S. Greene provides a thorough biographical portrait of the artist and, through his work, assesses the concepts and roles of artists in Kiowa culture.

From the Publisher:

In writing this book Greene frequently consulted with Silver Horn's descendants, including Donald Tofpi, Silver Horn's great-grandson, who provided the Foreword.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Rare, Out-of-Print Books on the American West. Old West Books. By Appointment,Catalog, Book shows and Internet Sales.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Visa, Master Card,Check or money order, payable to Old West Books
Shipping: Priority mail,$8.50 for 1st book( heavier books may require additional postage), $4.50 for each additional book. Bookrate, $4.50 for 1st book,$2.00 for each additional item. Items insured at buyers expense if desired. Seller not responsible for lost shipments unless insured. Sales taxes apply to all items shipped within Colorado. Confirmed orders held for 10 days. Any item may be returned if condition is not as stated, w...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or over-sized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. All items wrapped in bubble wrap and shipped in a cardboard box. Delivery conformation included on all orders at sellers expense.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check