Plains Indians

19th CENTURY PLAINS INDIAN DRESSES

Author: 
Susan Jennys

This comprehensive guide to 19th-century women’s dresses of the central, northern, and southern Plains includes detailed instructions to re-create the cloth-and-hide dresses and the accessories that are worn with them. Over 100 excellent illustrations of designs and layouts, along with full-color photos of original pieces from world collections.

WARRIORS OF THE PLAINS

Author: 
M.S. Tucker, Joe W. Rosenthal

Filled with images both vintage and modern, this book illustrates the magnificent regalia worn by the warriors of the Great Plains. Many of today’s Native American dancers incorporate vintage components in their outfits, and the numerous craftwork techniques presented here are sure to provide inspiration for creating contemporary dance and ceremonial regalia.

PLAINS WARBONNET: Its Story and Construction

Author: 
Barry E. Hardin

The Plains Indian warbonnet has become a symbol that the general public tends to associate with all Native Americans, regardless of their particular tribe or culture. The Plains Warbonnet addresses this misconception and covers the evolution of the warbonnet, the meanings of the feathers and how they were acquired, materials and decorations, who had the right to make and we ar bonnets, and the several significant stylistic variations.

PLAINS INDIAN KNIFE SHEATHS

Author: 
Alex Kozlov

Materials, Design, & Construction

Featuring fully illustrated and easy-to-follow instructions for making knife sheaths, this book also includes full-color photos of sheaths that were made by the Russian author, who now lives in the US. The past leader of the Indian hobbyist movement in Russia, he creates museum-quality reproductions of Native American craftwork.

WARRIOR I HAVE BEEN

Author: 
Richard Green

Plains Indian Cultures in Transition

This catalog of museum exhibitions traces the evolution of Plains Indian art and culture from early times to the present and includes material from a wide range of tribal groups. A wonderful reference source for anyone interested in learning about the Plains Indian lifestyle.