July 25
Far West and Northwest Coast

 

 

 

Blythe Geoglyphs

Blythe geoglyphs. Yuman.
Penney, David W. North American Indian Art. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2004.

 

 

 

Yuma Geoglyphs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painted Cave

Painted Cave, in Painted Cave Historical Park, near Santa Barbara, California. Chumash.
Penney, David W. North American Indian Art. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large Feast Basket

Large feast basket. Miwok. Late 1800s.
Penney, David W. North American Indian Art. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spherical Basket

Degikup. By Louisa Keyser. Washo. 1904 - 1906.
Penney, David W. North American Indian Art. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasure Basket

Treasure basket. Pomo. before 1837.
Penney, David W. North American Indian Art. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding Basket

Wedding Basket. Pomo. c. 1877.
Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. Revised Second ed. Vol. 2. New York: Prentice Hall Inc., and Harry N. Abrams Inc., 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northwest Coast

 

 

 

map

Northwest Coast Tribal Map
Berlo, Janet Catherine and Ruth B. Philips. Native North American Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

 

 

 

 

Crests composed of:
Proper name
Usually referring to animal or spirit being
Story or history explaining family's relationship to spirit being
An object that displays the spirit beings image Crest poles
Crest hats
Interior screens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crest Hat

Raven Barbecuing Hat. Tlingit. early 19th century.
Penney, David W. North American Indian Art. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2004.

 

 

 

 

Five kinds of crest poles:
Interior house posts
Support roof beams
House frontal poles
Placed along central axis of outside façade
Often contain ceremonial entrance
Memorial poles
Usually erected by the successor to a title
Commemorates his predecessor
Welcome figures Placed on beachfront to greet visitors
Mortuary poles Made to support grave boxes
  Held ashes of deceased

 

 

 

 

Potlatch

 

Potlatch Longhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial Poles

Memorial poles. Gitksan Tsimshian. 1888.
Penney, David W. North American Indian Art. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

House post

Arthur Shaughnessy. Interior House Post. Kwakiutl. c. 1907.
Exploring Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome poles

Skidegate, 1878
Berlo, Janet Catherine and Ruth B. Philips. Native North American Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

 

 

 

 

 

Whale House interior

Interior of Whale House.
Penney, David W. North American Indian Art. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2004.

 

 

 

 

Crest Poles