Native American picture books of change: the art of historic children's editions

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Illustrated with 150 enchanting paintings and historical photographs, some from as early as 1922, the author describes the history and motivation behind some of the most exceptional children's books published in the U.S. These picture book readers, originally developed for use in Indian schools during the New Deal, represent the first Native-centred texts used in Bureau of Indian Affairs curriculum. They were written by lauded writers, ethnologists and linguists, and illustrated with the stunning work of emerging and prominent Native American artists.
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display_description "This is the story of the children's books of the last century beautifully illustrated by Native American artists." "In the era beginning with the 1920s, a quiet revolution was stirring the U.S. federal government's approach to Indian education. Radical for its time, the Bureau of Indian Affairs adopted a policy that brought together writers, ethnologists, linguists, and emerging Indian artists to create and illustrate a literature for Indian students based on Native oral traditions and narratives about Indian life." "Native American Picture Books of Change documents four decades of these storybook for Pueblo, Hopi, Navajo, and Sioux children. A body of work largely lost to history with the dismantling of the programs that brought them forth, these classics of Indian art and Indian-centered cultural education are presented collectively for the first time and placed in the context of Native American self-determination." "These English and bilingual books showcase many of the important emerging Indian artists of the period, including Andrew Tsinajinnie, Hoke Denetsosie, Velino Herrera, Oscar Howe, Allan Houser, Pablita Velarde, and many other exceptional illustrators and painters. Writers and folklorists include Elizabeth DeHuff, who collected oral folklore for Taytay's Tales, illustrated by Hopi artist Fred Kabotie; and the prolific Ann Nolan Clark, a talented teacher whose lyrical In My Mother's House has remained in print for more than sixty years." "Native American Picture Books of Change presents one hundred fifty illustrations drawn from fifty historic children's editions that gave us some of the finest, most inspired picture books ever published."--BOOK JACKET.
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subject_facet American literature -- Indian authors -- History and criticism, American literature -- Indian authors -- Illustrations, Bibliography, Children -- Books and reading -- United States, Children's stories, American -- History and criticism, Children's stories, American -- Illustrations, Illustrated books -- United States -- Bibliography, Illustration of books -- United States, Indian children -- Books and reading, Indians in art, Indians in literature, Indians of North America -- Intellectual life, Picture books for children -- United States -- Bibliography
title_display Native American picture books of change : the art of historic children's editions
title_full Native American picture books of change : the art of historic children's editions / by Rebecca C. Benes ; with a foreword by Gloria Emerson
title_short Native American picture books of change :
title_sub the art of historic children's editions
topic_facet American literature, Bibliography, Books and reading, Children, Children's stories, American, History and criticism, Illustrated books, Illustration of books, Illustrations, Indian authors, Indian children, Indians in art, Indians in literature, Indians of North America, Intellectual life, Picture books for children