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The Southeastern Indians - Art and Industries

The Southeastern Indians - Art and Industries


232 pages, illustrations, maps. 28 cm.

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Fundaburk, Emma Lila and Mary Douglass Fundaburk Foreman (editors). SUN CIRCLES AND HUMAN HANDS THE SOUTHEASTERN INDIANS ART AND INDUSTRIES. Luverne, Ala.: Emma Lila Fundaburk, 1957. 232 pages, illustrations, maps. 28 cm.

First edition, first printing (so stated). Original red cloth with black lettering and design. Some very minor shelf wear and light scattered foxing on end papers. A very good copy in very good slightly chipped dust jacket with one long closed tear. Dust jacket is housed in a protective mylar cover.

"This is a book of pictures with descriptions by colonial writers and well-known authorities. It carefully depicts the art, techniques of craftsmanship, and life of Southeastern Indians. Half-tones and line drawings secured from leading museums illustrate the remarkable cultures developed by Southeastern natives long before Europeans discovered this continent. Beginning with stone tools made by Paleo-Indians some eight to fifteen thousand years ago, the book portrays, in sequence, the durable remains of the four major Southeastern culture periods - the Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippi. In addition, it includes a map of historic tribes, and describes the long-distance trade which influenced their craftsmanship and culture; several engravings of paintings made by sixteenth century artists illustrate native life as observed by the first colonials. Artifacts pictured are from Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Southeastern Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, and the Carolinas."