THE ROCK ART OF TEXAS INDIANS

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The Rock Art Of Texas Indians

Author : Jr. Newcomb. W. W.
ISBN : 0292743262
Genre : Social Science
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Reprint of a work published in 1967. Makes available again the paintings of Kirkland, who was zealous in his efforts to copy petroglyphs and pictographs in watercolor in order to preserve them which he did at 80-some Texas sites. The informative and engaging text by Newcomb, former director of the T
Category: Social Science

The Rock Art Of Texas Indians

Author : William W. Newcomb (jr.)
ISBN : OCLC:470173313
Genre : Indians of North America
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Category: Indians of North America

Indian Rock Art Of The Southwest

Author : Polly Schaafsma
ISBN : 0826309135
Genre : Art
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This comprehensive view of carvings and paintings on stone by Native Americans from 200 B.C. through the nineteenth century surveys the rock art of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, northern Mexico, and west Texas, providing an incomparable visual record of Southwest Indian culture, religion, and society. Rock carvings and paintings are important sources in the archaeological and historical interpretation of Southwest Indians. Rock art reflects the cosmic and mythic orientation of the culture that produced it, and understanding of prehistoric peoples, both hunters and gatherers and the Hohokam, Anasazi, Mogollon, and Fremont cultures, and the Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache Indians. Culturally significant events such as the shift in prehistoric times from spear and atlatl to the bow, or, in the historic period, the introduction of the horse into the Southwest, are recorded in rock art. The illustrations--thirty-two color plates, nearly 250 photographs, and numerous line drawings--bring together in one volume petroglyphs and rock paintings that are scattered over thousands of miles of desert and mesa, giving the reader an overview of Indian rock art that would be nearly impossible to achieve in the field. Indian Rock Art of the Southwestexamines from an archaeological perspective the rich legacy of stone drawings and carvings preserved throughout the Southwest. Professional and amateur archaeologists and historians, as well as the general reader with an interest in Indian art, will find this volume a valuable resource.
Category: Art

Rock Art And Sacred Landscapes

Author : Donna L. Gillette
ISBN : 9781461484066
Genre : Social Science
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Social and behavioral scientists study religion or spirituality in various ways and have defined and approached the subject from different perspectives. In cultural anthropology and archaeology the understanding of what constitutes religion involves beliefs, oral traditions, practices and rituals, as well as the related material culture including artifacts, landscapes, structural features and visual representations like rock art. Researchers work to understand religious thoughts and actions that prompted their creation distinct from those created for economic, political, or social purposes. Rock art landscapes convey knowledge about sacred and spiritual ecology from generation to generation. Contributors to this global view detail how rock art can be employed to address issues regarding past dynamic interplays of religions and spiritual elements. Studies from a number of different cultural areas and time periods explore how rock art engages the emotions, materializes thoughts and actions and reflects religious organization as it intersects with sociopolitical cultural systems.
Category: Social Science

The Texas Indians

Author : David La Vere
ISBN : 1585443018
Genre : History
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During an excavation in the 1950s, the bones of a prehistoric woman were discovered in Midland County, Texas. Archaeologists dubbed the woman “Midland Minnie.” Some believed her age to be between 20,000 and 37,000 years, making her remains the oldest ever found in the Western Hemisphere. While the accuracy of this date remains disputed, the find, along with countless others, demonstrates the wealth of human history that is buried beneath Texas soil. By the time the Europeans arrived in Texas in 1528, Native Texans included the mound-building Caddos of East Texas; Karankawas and Atakapas who fished the Texas coast; town-dwelling Jumanos along the Rio Grande; hunting-gathering Coahuiltecans in South Texas; and corn-growing Wichitas in the Panhandle. All of these native peoples had developed structures, traditions, governments, religions, and economies enabling them to take advantage of the land’s many resources. The arrival of Europeans brought horses, metal tools and weapons, new diseases and new ideas, all of which began to reshape the lives of Texas Indians. Over time, Texas became a home to horse-mounted, buffalo-hunting Apaches, Comanches, and Kiowas and a refuge for Puebloan Tiguas, Alabama-Coushattas, Kickapoos and many others. These groups traded, shared ideas, fought and made peace with one another as well as peoples outside of Texas. This book tells the story of all of these groups, their societies and cultures, and how they changed over the years. Author David La Vere offers a complete chronological and cultural history of Texas Indians from 12,000 years ago to the present day. He presents a unique view of their cultural history before and after European arrival, examining their interactions—both peaceful and violent—with Europeans, Mexicans, Texans, and Americans. This book is the first full examination of the history of Texas Indians in over forty years and will appeal to all of those with an interest in Native Americans and the history of Texas.
Category: History

The Indian Texans

Author : James Smallwood
ISBN : 1585443549
Genre : History
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Traces the history of Native Americans in Texas from prehistory to the early twenty-first century, providing information on each tribe, and including biographical sketches, illustrations, and excerpts about Indian Texas from the journals of explorer Cabeza de Vaca and others.
Category: History

Rock Art Of The Chihuahuan Desert Borderlands

Author : Sheron Smith-Savage
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173004876242
Genre : Art
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Presents scholarly papers examining Indian rock art found in western Texas, southern New Mexico, and northeastern Mexico.
Category: Art