Select Native American Art Books:


Adney, Edwin Tappan.The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America. Smithsonian Institution: 1964.

Baldwin, John. Tomahawks, Pipe Axes: Of the American Frontier. Early American Artistry-Trading Co., 1995.

Bernstein, Bruce & Gerald McMaster, eds. First American Art: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection of American Indian Art. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004.

Biron, Gerry. A Cherished Curiosity; The Souvenir Beaded Bag in Historic Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Art. 2012.

Bolz, Peter. Native American Art: The Collections of the Ethnological Museum Berlin.

Bourque, Bruce J. Twelve Thousand Years: American Indians in Maine. University of Nebraska Press.

Bourque, Bruce J. and Labar, Laureen A. Uncommon Threads: Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing, and Costume. Univeristy of Washington Press, 2009.

Brasser, Dr. Ted J. “A ceremonial pipe from the Upper Mississippi Region”. Personal Essay. July 2002.

– “Bear Effigy Pipe”. Personal correspondence. July 5, 2012.

– “Bo’jou, Neejee!” Profiles of Canadian Indian Art. Ottawa: The National Museum of Man,1976.

– “Hungry Bowls of the Dakota”. Personal Essay. July 2002.

– “The oldest surviving Sioux moccasins”. Personal Essay. September 2002.

– “To Satisfy the Desires of the Soul”. Personal Essay. August 2012.

– The Spirit Sings: Artistic traditions of Canada’s first peoples. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1987.

– Turkey River: Native American art of the Ohio country. Canton, OH: The Canton Museum of Art, 2003.

– “A Woman’s Work Bag From Wisconsin”. Personal Essay. July 2002.

Brawer, Catherine Coleman. Many Trails: Indians of the Lower Hudson Valley. The Katonah Gallery, 1983.

Brown, Ian W. & Barbara Isaac, ed. The Hall of the North American Indian: Change and Continuity. Cambridge, MA: Peabody Museum Press, 1990.

Butler, Joyce. Spirits of the Wood. 1997.

Butler, Eva L. & Wendell, Hadlock S. Uses of Birch-bark in the Northeast. The Robert Abbe Museum 1957.

Buyers-Basso, Becky. “Historic Form.” Mount Desert Islander. 14 April, 2005, sec. 2: 1.

Carpenter, Edmund. “Alcohol in the Iroquois Dream Quest”. RES 1. Spring 1981: 84-87.

Castile, George Pierre. The Indians of Puget Sound: The Notebooks of Myron Eells. University of Washington Press, 1985.

Coe, Ralph T. The Responsive Eye: Ralph T. Coe and the Collecting of American Indian Art. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003.

– Sacred Circles: Two Thousand Years of North American Indian Art. London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1976.

– Sacred Circles: Two Thousand Years of North American Indian Art. Kansas City, MO: Nelson Gallery of Art, 1977.

Cook, Stephen. Gifts of the Forest: Native Traditions in Wood and Bark. Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 2000.

Conn, Richard. Native American Art in the Denver Art Museum. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1979.

Culin, Stewart. Games Of The North American Indians. General Publishing Co., 1975

Davidson, Daniel Sutherland. Snowshoes: Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, Volume VI. Philadelphia, 1937.

Dockstader, Frederick J. Indian Art of the Americas. New York: Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation, 1973.

Donald Ellis Gallery Catalogue. 1996, 1998 & 2010.

Dresslar, Jim. The Engraved Powderhorn: Folk Art of Early America. Bargersville, IN: Dresslar Pub.,1996.

Eckstorm, Feenie H. The Handicrafts of the Modern Indian of Maine. Bulletin III LaFayette Park Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine.

The Editors of Time-Life Books. The Way of the Warrior. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Inc., 1993.

– People of the Lakes. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Inc., 1994.

– Realm of the Iroquois. Time-Life Books, 1993.

Ewers, John C. Indian Art in Pipestone: George Catlin’s Portfolio in the British Museum. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institute Press, 1979.

– The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture: Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology.

– Plains Indian Sculpture: A Traditional Art from America’s Heartland. Washington D.C: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1986.

Ewing, Douglas C. Pleasing the Spirits: A Catalogue of American Indian Art. New York: Ghylen Press, 1982.

Feder, Norman. Two Hundred Years of North American Indian Art. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1971.

Feest, Christian F. “Tab Pouches of Northeastern North America.” American Indian Art Magazine. Autumn 1997: 34-47.

– Über Lebenskunst nordamerikainscher Indianer. Vienna: Museum Fur Volkerkunde, 1993.

Feest, Christian & Kasprycki, Sylvia. Peoples of the Twilight: European Views of Native Minnesota. Afton Historical Society Press, 1999.

Fenton, William N. The False Faces of the Iroquois. Norman, OK: The University of Oklahoma Press, 1987.

– “Masked Medicine Societies of the Iroquois.” Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution 3606. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Publications, 1940.

– Personal Correspondence with Barber Conable. February 27, 1984.

Ferg, Allan. Western Apache Material Culture. 1987.

Flint Institute of Arts. Art of the Great Lakes Indian. Flint, MI: the Institute, 1973.

Fognell, Eva, ed. Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection. Utica, NY: Brodock Press, 2010.

Frank, Larry and Harlow, Francis H. Historic Pottery of the Pueblo Indians: 1600-1880. Schiffer Publishing, 1990.

Fredrickson, N. Jaye. The Covenant Chain.

Furst, Peter T. & Jill L. North American Indian Art. New York: Rizzoli, 1982.

Gibb, Sandra. National Museum of Man: Indian Trade Solver Gorgets. National Museums of Canada, 1981.

Gilman, Carolyn. Where Two Worlds Meet: The Great Lakes Fur Trade. Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul 1982.

Green, Rayna. The British Museum: Encyclopaedia of Native North America. London: British Museum Press, 1999.

Grimes, John R., Christian F. Feast & Mary Lou Curran. Uncommon Legacies: Native American Art from the Peabody Essex Museum. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002.

Guthman, William H. “Frontiersman tomahawks of the Colonial and Federal Periods.” The Magazine Antiques. Mar. 1981: 658-665.

– U.S. Army Weapons 1784-1791. The American Society of Arms Collectors, 1975.

Hail, Barbara A. & Duncan, Kate C. Out of the North: The Subarctic Collection of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. Brown University, 1989.

– The Handicrafts of the Modern Indians of Maine. Echstorm, plate 23.

Hansen, Emma I. Memory and Vision. Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 2007

Hansen, James A. Metal, Weapons, Tools and Ornaments of the Teton Dakota Indians. 1947.

– Spirits in the Art: From the Plains and Southwest Indian Cultures. The Lowell Press, 1994.

Hartzler, Daniel D. & James A. Knowels. Indian Tomahawks & Frontier Belt Axes. Windcrest Book Company, 1995.

Holstein, Jonatahan. “Sioux Victory Dance Wand”. Personal Correspondence. 2006.

Holstein, Philip M. and Erdman, Donnelley. Enduring Visions: 1000 Years of Southwestern Indian Art. Denver: The Jarvis Press, 1979.

Jacknis, Ira. Carving Traditions of Northwest California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1930. Reprint 1995.

Jalbert, Ned & Russell. Mocotaugan: The Story and Art of the Crooked Knife. Nantucket, MA: Metacom Publishing, 2003.

Jalbert, Ned. American Indian Masterworks. Nantucket, MA: Metacom Publishing, 2004.

– American Indian Masterworks. Nantucket, MA: Metacom Publishing,

– American Indian Masterworks. Nantucket, MA: Metacom Publishing,

Johnson, Harmer. Guide to the Arts of the Americas. New York: Rizzoli Pub.,1992.

Johnston, James R. Accoutrements. 1993. Pgs. 97 & 98.

Keesing, Felix M. The Menomini Indians of Wisconsin: A Study of Three Centuries of Cultural Contact and Change.

King, J.C.H. Smoking Pipes of the North American Indians. London: British Museum Publications Ltd, 1977.

Thunderbird and lightning, “Indian Life in Northeastern North America 1600-1900”. British Museum Publications, 1982.

Kramer, Barbara. Nampeyo and Her Pottery. University of New Mexico Press, 1996.

Krech, Shepard III, ed. Passionate Hobby. Seattle: The University of Washington Press, 1994.

Krober, A.L. Handbook of the Indians of California. Dover Publications, 1976.

Lyford, Carrie A. Iroquois Crafts. R. Schneider Publishers, 1982.

MacDowell, Marsha L. and Dewhurst, Kurt C. To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions. Museum of New Mexico Press, 1997.

Mails, Thomas E. The People Called Apache. Promontory Press, 1974.

Maresca, Frank & Roger Ricco. American Vernacular: New Discoveries in Folk, Self-Taught, and Outsider Sculpture. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2002.

Mason, Otis Tufton. “The Mans Knife Among the North American Indians.” Smithsonian Annual Report. 1897.

Mathews, Zena Pearlston. Symbol and Substance in American Indian Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1984.

Maurer, Evan M. “Native American Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” American Indian Art Magazine. Autumn 1982: 33-44, plate 9.

– Visions of the People: A Pictorial History of Plains Indian Life. Minneapolis, MN: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1992.

McMullen, Ann & Russell G. Handsman. A Key into the Language of Woodsplint Baskets. Washington, CT: American Indian Archeological Institute, 1987.

Meighan, Clement W. & Riddell, Francis A. The Maru Cult of the Pomo Indians: A California Ghost Dance Survival. Southwest Museum Papers, # 23, 1972.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Masterworks from the Museum of the American Indian: Heye Foundation. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973.

Nabokov, Peter. Architecture of Acoma Pueblo. Santa Fe: Ancient City Press, 1934.

Painter, John W. American Indian Artifacts: The John Painter Collection. Cincinnati, OH: George Tassian Organization, inc., 1992.

– A Window on the Past. Volume 2. Cincinnati: Berman Printing Press, 2003.

Parker, Arthur C. Parker on the Iroquois. Syracuse University Press, 1968.

– Iroquois Use of Maize and Other Food Plants. New York State Museum, Museum Bulletin 144, 1910. Reprint Iroqrafts, 1983.

Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1992.

– Great Lakes Indian Art. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1989.

Peterson, Harold L. American Indian Tomahawks: Contributions from the Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation, Vol. XIX. New York: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, 1965.

Peterson, Karen Daniel. Chippewa Mat-Weaving Techniques. Smithsonian Institution, Anthropology Papers #67.

Phillips, Dr. Ruth B. Patterns of Power: The Jasper Grant Collection and Great Lakes Indian Art of the Early Nineteenth Century.  Kleinburg, Ontario: The McMichael Canadian Collection, 1984.

– “Souvenirs from North America: The Miniature as Image of Woodlands Indian Life.” American Indian Art Magazine. Spring 1989: 52-63.

– Trading Identities: The Souvenir in Native North American Art From the Northeast, 1700 – 1900. University of Washington Press, 1998.

Pohrt, Richard A. “Pipe Tomahawks from Michigan and the Great Lakes Area.” Great Lakes Indian Art. Ed. David Penney. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1989. 95-103.

Powers, Steven S. North American Burl Treen: Colonial & Native American. West Boylston, MA: Mercantile/Image Press, 2005.

Ritzenthaler, Robert. Iroquois False-Face Masks. Milwaukee: Milwaukee Public Museum, 1969.

Ritzenthaler, Robert E. & Pat. The woodlands Indians of the Western Great Lakes. Milwaukee Public Museum 1983.

Ruby, Robert H. & Brown, John A. Indians of the Pacific Northwest. The University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1981.

Sanders, Nicholas. Icons of Power: Feline Symbolism in the Americas. See chapter by George Hamell. Routladge, 1998.

Shaw, George Everett. Art of Grace and Passion: Antique American Indian Art. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999.

Smithsonian Institution. Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 15. Northeast. 1978.

– Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 6. Subarctic. 1981.

Speck, Frank G. Penobscot Man: the Life History of a Forest Tribe in Maine. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1940.

– The Iroquois: A Study in Cultural Evolution. Cranbrook Institute of Science, 1945.

Speyer, Arthur. Indianer Nordamerikas 1760-1860. Offenbach a. M., Germany: Heraugegeben vom Deutschen Ledermuseum, 1968.

Torrence, Gaylord & Robert Hobbs. Art of the Red Earth People: The Mesquakie of Iowa. Iowa City: The University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1989.

Turnbaugh, Sarah Peabody & William A. Indian Baskets. West Chester, PA: Schiffer Publishings, 1986.

Vanstone, James W. Fieldiana Anthropology: The Speck Collection of Montagnais Material Culture from the Lower St. Lawrence Drainage, Quebec. Published by Field Museum of Natural History. 1982.

Vennum, Thomas Jr. American Indian Lacrosse. Smithsonian Institution, 1994.

Vincent, Gilbert Tapley; Bryden, Sherry & Coe, Ralph T., eds. Art of the North American Indians: The Thaw Collection. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000.

– Masterpieces of American Indian Art: from the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection. New York: Abrams Inc., 1995.

The Walker Art Center. American Indian Art: Form and Tradition. Minneapolis: The Walker Art Center, 1972.

Warnock, John & Marva, eds. Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art. Utah: University of Utah Press, 2009.

West, George A. Tobacco, Pipes and Smoking Customs of the American Indians. Milwaukee: The North American Press, 1934.

Whiteford, Andrew. “Fiber Bags of the Great Lakes Indians.” American Indian Art Magazine. Summer 1977: p. 52.

Wilbur, C. Keith. New England Indians. Old Saybrook, CT: The Globe Pequot Press, 1978.

Wilson Hamilton, Martha. Silver in the Fur Trade: 1680-1820.

Wilson, Lee Ann. “Bird and Feline Motifs on Great Lakes Pouches” Native North American Art History. Palo Alto, CA: Peek Pub., 1982.

Wilson, R.L. Steel Canvas: The Art of American Arms. New York: Random House, 1995.

Wolverton, Nan. “American Indian Baskets made in New England.” The Magazine Antiques. Jan. 2004: 184-190.

Woodward, Arthur. Denominators of the Fur Trade: An Anthology of the Writings on the Material Culture of the Fur Trade. Westernlore Press, 1970.

Wright, Barton. Hopi Material Culture. The Heard Museum, 1979.

Wright, Robin K. A Time of Gathering: Native Heritage in Washington State. the University of Washington Press, 1991..