Global art An Emphasis on Native American Art

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Global art An Emphasis on Native American Art

  1. 1. AN EMPHASIS ON NATIVE AMERICAN ART
  2. 2.  DANCE SINGING BASKET WEAVING BODY ART NATIVE AMERICANS EXPRESS THEIR CULTURE IN MANY DIFFERENT FORMS OF ART
  3. 3.   In the 19th century dance became a religion for Native American’s when a man named Wovoka whom was believed to be a Messiah told the Natives that Spirits showed him movements and songs that regenerate the earth. HOW DID THIS DANCE BEGIN
  4. 4. WHAT DO THEY DANCE FOR?  Contact with their deceased Natives believe that it is possible connect with their loved ones that have died.  Healing Natives believe that dancing to their gods is a natural way of healing.  Unification between rival tribes Natives believe that they dance can bring rival tribes closer together by setting aside their differences with dance.
  5. 5. Native American Instruments in Song Native Americans use various musical instruments while singing these instruments included drums, flutes, rain sticks and guitars.
  6. 6. Native American Voices in Song Although Native Americans use instruments with their songs the key focus is their voices. Voice is very important to the Natives. Singing varies tremendously amongst all of the tribes.
  7. 7.   Along with dance the Native Americans sing for healing, bringing forward spirits and for connecting with their deceased loved ones.  Combined with dance the Natives believe that singing can help heal the earth by asking for rain for their soil.  Men and women do not practice this in the same way. Women sing and dance in place and the Men dance and sing while moving around typically in circles. WHAT DO THEY SING FOR?
  8. 8. Native American Basket Weaving Native American Baskets can date back to almost 12,000 years old. Basket weavers were typically women and children. Baskets used on a daily basis for carrying items such as plants, food, nuts and they were even woven tight enough to carry water
  9. 9.  WHAT ELSE DID THEY USE BASKETS FOR?  In the early days Native Americans used their baskets, beads and fur to trade with the Americans for items such as tobacco, money, and foods they did not have access to.  They also traded their baskets with other tribes. Not all tribes used the same colors or had the same patterns, this made trade desirable to them.
  10. 10.  NATIVE AMERICANS USE FACE PAINT AND TATTOOS AS A FORM OF EXPRESSION AND FEELINGS. SOME ALSO USE IT AS A TRADITION TO PASS DOWN FROM TRIBE TO TRIBE. TATTOOS CAN BE USED TO IDENTIFY WHAT TRIBE A MEMBER BELONGS TO.
  11. 11. Bibliography Campbell, P. D. (2007). Earth Pigments and Paint of the California Indians. Retrieved 05 01, 2014, from kumeyaay.info: http://www.kumeyaay.info/body_paint_pigments.html?http%3A//www.kumey aay.info/body_paint_pigments/earth_pigments_paint.html Indians.org. (1995). Native American Music. Retrieved 03 28, 2013, from Indians.org: http://www.indians.org/articles/native-american-music.html Native Peoples of North America-Great Basin Culture Area. (2000, March 09). Retrieved January 26, 2014, from Native Peoples of North America: http://cabrillo.edu/~crsmith/noamer_basin.html Spiritalk Gathering. (2011). Native American Ghost Dance. Retrieved 04 20, 2014, from Native-Americans-Online.com: http://www.native-americans-online.com/native- american-ghost-dance.html The Wikipedia Foundation, Inc. (n.d.). Basket Weaving. Retrieved 04 15, 2014, from Wikipedia.org: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basket_weaving

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