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Bibliography

Suggested Reading

Phillip Earenfight, ed. A Kiowa's Odyssey: A Sketchbook from Fort Marion. University of Washington Press in association with The Trout Gallery, 2007. Important new information on the art of Fort Marion and a broadened perspective on ledger art. Essays by Brad D.Lookingbill, Phillip Earenfight, and Janet Catherine Berlo, who provides a "transcultural perspective."

Joyce, M. Szabo. Art from Fort Marion: the Silberman Collection,2007, University of Oklahoma Press. Fort Marion leder art from another perspective, including more on ledger art as transcultural and the role of museums in producing knowledge.

Brad D.Lookingbill, War Dance at Fort Marion : Plains Indian War Prisoners, 2007, University of Oklahoma Press. A collective biography.

Janet Catherine Berlo, Ed. Plains Indian Drawings 1865-1935: Pages from a Visual History. New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with the American Federation of Arts and the Drawing Center, 1996.[This collection of essays by major scholars, along with a large number of extraordinary prints, is the best introduction to ledger art.]

Robert G. Donnelley. Transforming Images of Resistance: The Art of Silverhorn and Later Kiowa Artists." Chicago: David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 2000. [Silverhorn (1860 -1940)--whose life spanned the tribal wars and the dark periods of the reservation and post-reservation years--was the most continually productive and innovative Plains Indian artist.]

Candace S. Greene. Silver Horn: Master Illustrator of the Kiowas. Norman, Oklahoma: Oklahoma University Press, 2002. [Candace Greene also has essays in the two books above.] On sale at Wheaton College Bookstore]

Joyce M. Szabo. Howling Wolf and the History of Ledger Art. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1994. [Howling Wolf, one of the Fort Marion prisoners, was "arguably the single most important ledger artist to emerge out of the anonymity of the period."]

Works Cited

Anna Blume. "In Place of Writing." Plains Indian Drawings 1865-1935: Pages from a Visual History. Ed. Janet Catherine Berlo. New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with the American Federation of Arts and the Drawing Center, 1996. 40-44.

Robert G. Donnelley."Changing Times, Changing Views: Silverhorn as a Bridge to Nineteenth Century and Twentieth Century Kiowa Art," Transforming Images of Resistance: The Art of Silverhorn and Later Kiowa Artists." Ed. Robert G. Donnelley. Chicago: David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 2000. 47-90.

George Flett and Scott Thompson, George Flett: Ledger Art, Spokane, WA: New Media Ventures, 2007.

David W. Penny, “The Horse as Symbol: Equine Representations in Plains Pictographic Art,” Ed. Evan M Mauer, Visions of the People: A Pictorial History of Plains Indian Life, Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1992, pp. 69-79.

Scott M. Thompson. I Will Tell My War Story: A Pictorial Account of the Nez Perce War. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000.[Reproductions and discussion of the pictographic drawings in the Nez Perce Cash Book.]

Hertha D. Wong, Sending My Heart Back across the Years :Tradition and Innovation in Native American Autobiography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

 

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