Spirit Capture: Photographs from the National Museum of the American Indian

Spirit Capture Photographs from the National Museum of the American Indian Native Americans have been among the most popular subjects of photography since the invention of the medium than years ago One of the most assiduous collectors of Native American objects and image

  • Title: Spirit Capture: Photographs from the National Museum of the American Indian
  • Author: Tim Johnson
  • ISBN: 9781560987659
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Paperback
  • Native Americans have been among the most popular subjects of photography since the invention of the medium than 150 years ago One of the most assiduous collectors of Native American objects and images was George Gustav Heye, whose vast collections now form the core of the holdings of the Smithsonian s National Museum of the American Indian NMAI Spirit Capture briNative Americans have been among the most popular subjects of photography since the invention of the medium than 150 years ago One of the most assiduous collectors of Native American objects and images was George Gustav Heye, whose vast collections now form the core of the holdings of the Smithsonian s National Museum of the American Indian NMAI Spirit Capture brings together than 200 of the most compelling images from the NMAI collection with essays from Native and non Native historians, anthropologists, and curators Whether depicting runaway Wyandot girls being returned to their boarding school, a Seminole woman sitting at a sewing machine, or a Yaqui man sporting a pair of bandoliers, the photographs in Spirit Capture attest to the adaptive strength of Native Americans in the face of than a century of profound economic, political, social, and spiritual change.

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    1. A great work showing past and present life of the First People of North America. Beautiful without being overly romantic, honest. Refreshing. Opens a door to more rather than attempts to cap the story.

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