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Author McCleary, Timothy P

Title Crow Indian rock art : indigenous perspectives and interpretations / Timothy P McCleary ; foreword by Timothy R Pauketat
Published Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, 2015


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Contents Crow language alphabet and pronunciation guide -- Introduction -- Archaeological analysis of rock art -- Crow people: an archaeological and historical overview -- Crow Indian rock art -- Crow country -- Historic Crow territory -- Site recording procedures -- Rock art documentation procedures -- Crow rock art sites -- Sites identified by Crow consultants -- Human produced rock art sites -- Ghost produced rock art sites -- Sites in historic Crow country -- Historic Crow culture and the warrior ethic -- Crow native spirituality -- Pipe owners and their dreams -- Biographic and historic event rock art -- Ghost writing -- Conclusion
Summary "This absorbing volume examines the cultural role of rock art for the Apsáalooke, or Crow, people of the northern Great Plains. Their extensive rock art developed within the changing cultural life of the tribe. Individual knowledge and meaning of rock art panels, however, relies as much on collective concepts of landscape as it does on shared memories of historic Crow culture. Using this idea as a focus, this book: -introduces Plains Indian rock art of the 19th century as we know about it from its own stylistic conventions, ethnographic data, and historical accounts; -investigates the contemporary Crow discourse about rock art and its place within the cultural landscape and archaeological record; -argues that cultural concepts of space and place are fundamental to the way rock art is discussed, experienced and interpreted"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Crow Indians -- Antiquities
Crow Indians -- History
Crow Indians -- Religion
Petroglyphs -- Montana
Rock paintings -- Montana
Petroglyphs -- Yellowstone River Valley
Rock paintings -- Yellowstone River Valley
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
ART -- History -- Prehistoric & Primitive.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- Native American Studies.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Crow Indians.
Crow Indians -- Religion.
Rock paintings.
Yellowstone River Valley -- Antiquities
Montana -- Antiquities.
United States -- Yellowstone River Valley.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781629580173