PLAINS INDIANS: AN EXHIBITION ON NATIVE AMERICANS

Yolanda Di Mambro April 19, 2014 Comments Off
PLAINS INDIANS: AN EXHIBITION ON NATIVE AMERICANS

Many myths and legends surround the history of Native Americans. We’ve seen films like “The Last of the Mohicans” starring Daniel Day-Lewis, “Dance With the Wolves” and “Winnetou”, but what is fiction and what is reality?

I had the chance to discover a small part of the Native American history when I visited the exhibition “Plains Indians” at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. A great French Native American expert guided us through the exhibition. It consists of 140 objects and artworks which present a continuous view of the aesthetic traditions of the Plains Indians, from the 16th to the 20th century.

Discover paintings and drawings, richly decorated garments with high symbolic value, costumes painted in figurative and geometrical patterns, ceremonial and sculptural objects, ornaments made from feathers etc.

More infos on the exhibition:
http://www.quaibranly.fr/en/programmation/exhibitions/currently/plains-indians.html

 

PLAINS INDIANS: AN EXHIBITION ON NATIVE AMERICANS

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Wooden-Horse-Native-Americans

Clothes-Plains-Indians

Plains-Indians-Exhibition-Photos

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Warrior-Shirt-Native-American
Warrior Shirt

Plains-Indians-Womens-Shoes
Women’s Shoes

Plains-Hide-Painting-American-Natives

Native-American-Art-2014-Museum

Wife-of-Spotted-Tail
Wife of Spotted Tail

Zin-tka-kin-yan-Flying-Bird
Zin-tka’-kin-yan Flying Bird

Native-American-Baby-Carrier
Baby Carrier

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Feather Ornament

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Plains Indians Exhibition

Photos: Courtesy of Musée du Quai Branly

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