The Plains Indians:

Artists of Earth and Sky at the Met until May 10 is not to be missed. It is amazing and immensely sad. WacochachiDrawing of artist’s world. Attributed to Wacochachi (act. ca 1820-1850), Meskwaki, Iowa. Ca. 1830. Ink and sealing wax on paper.ArikaraShield with guardian sporty. Arikara artist, North Dakota, ca. 1850. Buffalo rawhide, native-tanned leather, pigment.GhostGhost Dance drum. George Beaver (act. late 19th century) Pawnee, Oklahoma. Ca.1891-92. Wood, rawhide, pigment.

3 Responses to “The Plains Indians:”


  1. 1 Paul Lamb May 6, 2015 at 5:54 am

    That exhibit had a very successful and critically praised exhibit here in Kansas City a few months back!

    • 2 mthew May 6, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      One of the quite interesting things about is that many of the pieces came from Europe, where they had been sent by French, Swedish, etc. traders/explorers.

  2. 3 Paul Lamb May 6, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    And I understand that some of those items (I think the ones containing eagle feathers) will not be able to be brought back to the US after this run. A friend who’s a docent had told me this. I admire the craft and culture, but I do think an eagle feather looks best on an eagle.


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