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Drawing with Great Needles Ancient Tattoo Traditions of North America

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ISBN-10: 1477302115

ISBN-13: 9781477302118

Edition: 2013

Authors: Aaron Deter-Wolf, Carol Diaz-Granados

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For thousands of years, Native Americans throughout the Eastern Woodlands and Great Plains used the physical act and visual language of tattooing to construct and reinforce the identity of individuals and their place within society and the cosmos. The act of tattooing served as a rite of passage and supplication, while the composition and use of ancestral tattoo bundles was intimately related to group identity. The resulting symbols and imagery inscribed on the body held important social, civil, military, and ritual connotations within Native American society. Yet despite the cultural importance that tattooing held for prehistoric and early historic Native Americans, modern scholars have…    
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 11/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 311
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Carol Diaz-Granados is a research associate in the Department of Anthropology at Washington University, where she has taught for thirty-two years.