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People of the Dancing Sky: The Iroquois Way

Lorre Jensen

Editore: Stoddart Publishing,Canada, 2001
ISBN 10: 0773732470 / ISBN 13: 9780773732476
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Titolo: People of the Dancing Sky: The Iroquois Way

Casa editrice: Stoddart Publishing,Canada

Data di pubblicazione: 2001

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Riassunto: People of the Dancing Sky contains 100 black and white photographs of the contemporary Iroquois as they represent themselves in traditional, contemporary, and distinctively individual regalia. The beautiful photographs were all produced at the Six Nations Reserve in Brantford, Ontario with the full cooperation of the people there. Costume styles range from traditional (pre-trade, pre-cloth) to modern interpretations. Elders and others are shown in regalia that dates back to the last century, in pow wow dress, wearing skins, antler horns, wolf heads, ferns, and bark. It also contains a history of the Iroquois and a description of the people photographed, including tribe, clan, native name, and traditional position. The lyrics of Robbie Robertson, a member of Six Nations Reserve and the famous lead guitarist of The Band, adorn the text. This is a powerful testimony of the Iroquois way of life as it preserves these hitherto unpublished images of a great Native American society.

L'autore: Myron Zabol, a professional photographer for over thirty years, has received many national and international awards, including New York Art Directors Club Awards and the United Nations Environmental Marketing Award for his work with the Kenyan Wildlife Fund. Zabol lives in Toronto.

Lorre Jensen is a Mohawk from the Tyendinaga Reserve. Her writing credits include the stage plays The Shaman of Waz and Pen Pals, and The Mercy Quilt, written for CBC's Docudrama Series.

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