Objects created by extraordinary nineteenth-century artists working within the traditions of their own cultures are featured. These dramatic works from the Great Plains and adjoining Plateau regions - ornamented symbolically charged clothing, elaborately embellished containers, cradles, horse gear and more - embody a distinctly powerful, beautiful and mysterious aesthetic.
Personal anecdotes throughout reveal the collector's vision and experiences that resulted in this rich assemblage. Chapter introductions by Terry Winchell, noted dealer in Native American antiques, review cultural aspects and practical uses of the objects among their creators.
For art and history buffs - and all those with a love of the American West - this gathering of beautiful objects will inspire and intrigue.