Water Jar (Olla)

Water Jar (Olla)

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: 1880~
Creator: unknown
Description: The wide mouth, earthenware water jar is decorated with black patterns on the cream colored body.
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Wolf Mask

Wolf Mask

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Date: 1850/1875
Creator: unknown
Description: The wooden mask appears to be that of an animal such as a wolf. Behind the mask, circular pieces hold the face and the hanging decorative elements from the head of the animal. The head is painted black and white.
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Pomo basket and lid from California, Pomo people

Pomo basket and lid from California, Pomo people

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Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The basket is decorated with black feathers and an animal figure on the side.
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Tsii'edo'a'tl

Tsii'edo'a'tl

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: 1800/1899~
Creator: unknown
Description: The tubular musical instrument is strung from end to end with two strings and played with a bow. It is decorated with triangular red and black shapes.
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Rattle

Rattle

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Date: 1880~
Creator: unknown
Description: The rattle's body has a bird-like face carved in low relief on one side.
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Rattle

Rattle

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: 1880~
Creator: unknown
Description: The body of the rattle has a carved face in low relief.
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Dakota Frame Drum

Dakota Frame Drum

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Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The drum is made of wood and small spikes secure the hide to the round frame. The drumstick has a stuffed leather head.
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Tray from Cahuilla

Tray from Cahuilla

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Date: 1900~
Creator: unknown
Description: Shallow coiled tray with snake emblem encircling one-third of the inner part of the tray.
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A Stylistic Analysis of American Indian Portrait Photography in Oklahoma, 1869-1904

A Stylistic Analysis of American Indian Portrait Photography in Oklahoma, 1869-1904

Date: May 2001
Creator: Nelson, Amy
Description: This thesis studies the style of Native American portrait photographs of William S. Soule (1836-1908), John K. Hillers (1834-1925), and William E. Irwin (1871-1935), who worked in Oklahoma from 1869 to 1904. The examination of the three men's work revealed that each artist had different motivations for creating Native American portrait photographs, and a result, used a distinct style. However, despite the individual artistic styles, each artist conformed to Native American stereotypes common during the nineteenth-century. The thesis includes a discussion of the history of the area, photographer biographies, a stylistic analysis of the photographs, and how the images fit into American Indian stereotypes.
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A Study of the Economic Development of the Navajo Indian Tribe 1930-1968

A Study of the Economic Development of the Navajo Indian Tribe 1930-1968

Date: August 1971
Creator: Harwell, Samuel A.
Description: This study is concerned with studying and analyzing the development work thus far carried out on the Navajo economy. It is assumed that these efforts have been instrumental in bringing the Navajo economy from that of a subsistence agricultural economy to one that is beginning to enter our modern world. The study deals primarily with the economic development of the Navajo tribe from 1930 until the present time.
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