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1 By: Charlotte Riggins My Native American art look book from the 1600s

2 Why would it be important to you??? Well that’s a good question. To me Native American art is important because it shows the way art started out in the beginning, it shows how a lot of things started out for example: jewelry, they wore jewelry back then just like many people do today but they made it by hand and it had more meaning to it. Everything back then had more meaning to it than it does today. The reason I think it should be important to you is because it shows you how different yet related are 2 life's really are, I mean back then if you wanted something you had to literally make it yourself like if u wanted clothes back then you would have to shoot an animal,skin it, and stitch it up. But if you wanted clothes during this time you would just have to go to the store and buy some. we are similar because we all liked and used similar things like paint and canvas’s, also jewelry, and homes. Things back then were just harder to get then they are now and not enough people realize that.

3 Some Native American jewelry was made from pebbles and stones. They carved animals from the stones to put on their necklaces

4 There were different types of head pieces for men and women. Men: men usually were the ones who wore large head pieces. Which were usually made from feathers. women: usually wore one big feather on the back of their heads, a headband across their foreheads, or just wore their hair in simple braids.

5 There are some famous female Native Americans you may know. Like Pocahontas and Sacajawea. Sacajawea, also known as Sacagawea (c.1786–1812), was famous as a Shoshone Indian guide and interpreter. She guided the Lewis and Clark expedition through the wilderness and across the Rockies from 1804– 1806 Pocahontas is a famous Disney princess. Also, Pocahontas (c.1595–1617) was famous as the daughter of Chief Powhatan who was an Algonquian chief in Virginia. Pocahontas befriended the English at Jamestown and according to John Smith, she rescued him from death at the hands of her father. In 1612, she was seized as a hostage by the English, and she later converted to Christianity and married colonist John Rolfe

6 Native American Art - Beadwork Beadwork, using glass beads, has been in use for almost five centuries in the North America. The glass beads were imported from Europe and Asia. Often the artwork created using beads included lines of beads which were stitched to emphasize the imagery. Iroquois tribe are well known for "embossed" beading in which strings pulled taunt force beads to pop up from the surface, which create a bas-relief

7 American Indian Art - Jewelry The Native Indians of North America created jewelry and adornments from a variety of animal teeth, animal claws, shells, bones, hide, vegetal fibers, woods, precious and semi-precious gemstones. Many were adept at beadwork and quillwork to create jewelry. Beads were made from turquoise, coral, and shell. Different types of Native American jewelry included chokers, armbands, breastplates, pins, earrings, and necklaces.

8 Color Meanings and Symbolism Chart Color Color Meanings & Symbolism of Face Paint Color Meanings & Symbolism of War Paint BlackVictory and SuccessPower, Aggression & Strength RedFaith, Beauty and HappinessBlood, Violence & Energy WhiteSharing, Purity and LightMourning Yellow / OrangeIntellect and Determination Willing to fight to the Death GreenNature, Harmony and HealingEndurance BlueWisdom and IntuitionConfidence PurpleA sacred color and symbolized power,mystery and magic Color Meanings and Symbolism Chart

9 Meaning of Colors - The Medicine Wheel The Circle of Life, is often depicted in the Medicine Wheel which contains color meanings and symbolism. The circle and the four equal parts and colors of the medicine wheel represent the lifespan of man and its colors and meanings are as follows: Birth is represented by the color red Growth is represented by the color yellow Maturity is represented by the color black Death is represented by the color white

10 Native American Art - Pictographs Rock Art - Pictographs are images drawn or painted on a rock face. The term 'pictograph' is derived from the Latin word 'pictus', past participle of 'pingere', meaning to paint. Pictographs consist of pictures, or picture-like symbols and art work, that tell a story or represent an idea or used to express an artistic or religious meaning.

11 Native American Art - Pictograms and Picture Drawings Many of the Native American Indian tribes did not use an alphabet but they conveyed their ideas in basic pictures of visible objects which they engraved as art work upon smooth stones, the bark of trees, and drew on the skins of animals which the Native American Indian made into their clothes and tepees.

12 Native American Art - Petro glyphs Petroglyphs are a form of Rock Art. Petroglyphs are drawings or carvings often found on the surface of rocks or caves which were created by past civilizations of Native American Indians. Petroglyphs consist of a design, motif, pattern or symbols engraved on stone. Petroglyphs are created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, and abrading

13 Roots, berries, plants, flowers, and tree barks are most commonly used to make the dyes for painting. These natural raw materials are ground and made to a paste to make the dye. How they made paints

14 Native American Clothing - Use of Animal Products The Native Americans were highly respectful of nature and never wasted any animal products. Hides, leather, fur, feathers, skins, teeth, claws were all put to good use in creating Indian clothing and ornaments. The indigenous American animals used in creating Native American clothing included buffalo, bear, deer, elk, moose, rabbit, fish (skins), weasel, wildcats, otter, ermine and snakeskin.

15 Native American Art - Tree Pictures American Indian Symbols were carved into trees by Native American Indians in the form of tree picture art. Trees were permanent natural structures and an ideal 'canvas' for Native Indian artists and shamans who wanted to record events that were important to their history and could be seen via this unique art form by later generations.

16 Totem Pole Art - Design and Artwork Totem pole art is a reflection of the customs and heritage of Northwest Indians. Each specimen of Totem Pole Art tells a story. The stories tell of the animals and supernatural beings who helped found family lineages or commemorated special events in the lives of the people or the legends or the tribes and their cultural histories. The design and painting of the carvings and symbols on a Totem Pole require a knowledge of the tribal history and traditions of each tribe.

17 Meaning of Colors on Sand Paintings Sand painting designs are based on five sacred colors. The Navajo believe that the colors yellow, blue, white, and black were of great significance and meaning as they represent four sacred mountains and the four cardinal directions. The color red was also used to represent the sunshine and the Spiritual life Blue meaning: The blue mountains brought the dawn and represented the South Yellow meaning: The yellow mountains represented twilight and the West Black meaning: The black mountains brought the night and represented the North White meaning: When the white mountains rose it was day and represented the East

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