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Pictorial Record of Native American Life

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  • Pictorial Record of Native American Life

    Images of Native Americans
    The Bancroft Library

    (Introduction from [painshill])
    The Bancroft Library has on on-line digital repository of “Images of Native Americans” relating principally to the history of California and the American West. It includes original photographs, stereographs, lantern slides, and cyanotype images of Native Americans as seen by early settlers/immigrants, as well as more modern perceptions provided from newspapers, pulp magazines and from popular culture.

    A special section is devoted to James Otto Lewis' Aboriginal Portfolio, the first color plate book with images of American Indians published in the United States.

    The link to the library is here:
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    Ledger Art

    Posted by [Olden]
    How, through their ledgers, the natives of the Plains saw themselves:

    (Addition from [painshill])
    “Ledger art” is a term for Plains Indian narrative drawing or painting on paper or cloth. Ledger art flourished primarily from the 1860s to the 1920s and the term comes from the accounting ledger books that were a common source of paper for Plains Indians during the late 19th century.

    More details in the Wiki entry here:
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