Jane Ewers Robinson, ed., Plains Indian Art: The Pioneering Work of John C. Ewers

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Indian Art, John Ewers


Review of the book Plains Indian Art: The Pioneering Work of John C. Ewers edited by Jane Ewers Robinson; Preface by Candace C. Greene; Introduction by Evan M. Maurer.

For almost three-quarters of a century, the study of Plains Indian art has been shaped by the expertise, wisdom, and inspired leadership of John Canfield Ewers (1909–97). Based on years of field research with Native Americans, careful scholarship, and exhaustive firsthand studies of museum collections around the world, Ewers’s publications have long been required reading for anyone interested in the cultures of the Plains peoples, especially their visual art traditions. This vividly illustrated collection of Ewers’s writings presents studies first published in American Indian Art Magazine and other periodicals between 1968 and 1992.

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