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HUM 535 North American Native Art History

Course Description

What do the carved figures on a totem pole represent? What are the figures on the outside of Plains Indian teepees? Why are masks found amongst the various native cultures in North America, how do they differ and how are they used? Examine the history of art and culture as found among North America’s Native American peoples. Topics include: a brief history of pre-Columbian art, history of contemporary Native American fine art movements, architectural fundamentals, major native and First Nations' cultural areas of North America, native philosophy, sacred objects, and how music plays a part in the creation of the art.


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