The Spirit of Native America: Beauty and Mysticism in American Indian Art
Author: Anna Lee Walters
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: April 01, 1989
Art and religion are two words that have no equivalents in languages spoken by Native Americans. Yet these intensely spiritual people created objects for everyday use that are unsurpassed for sheer beauty, originality, and craftsmanship. The Spirit of Native America explains this apparent contradiction in language as rich in symbolism as the art itself. Stunning full-color photography augments the text, yielding a new perspective on this often misunderstood facet of Native American culture.