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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
The current popularity, eminence, and international appreciation of the creativity of American Indian artists are such a viable part of the contemporary art scene that most of us are well aware of this distinguished achievement. But it was not always so. Robert Fay Schrader presents detailed, historic review of the trials, endeavors, and vicissitudes of a small but select group of men and women who sought to gain public recognition of American Indian arts and crafts during the first half ofthe twentieth century. The general focus is on the activities of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, an advisory and supervisory agency created in 1935 as part of New Deal policies and dedicated to the promotion and protection of Indian arts and crafts as a means to economic independence and cultural revitalization.
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