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For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw

Nancy Marie Mithlo, general editor
Format
Book
Published
Washington, DC : National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, [2014]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780300197457, 0300197454
Summary
"Horace Poolaw (Kiowa, 1906-84) was born during a time of great change for his American Indian people as they balanced age-old traditions with the influences of mainstream America. A rare American Indian photographer who documented Indian subjects, Poolaw began making a visual history in the mid-1920s and continued for the next fifty years. When he sold his photos, he often stamped the reverse: 'A Poolaw Photo, Pictures by an Indian, Horace M. Poolaw, Anadarko, Okla.' Not simply by 'an Indian, ' but a Kiowa man strongly rooted in his multi-tribal community, Poolaw's work celebrates his subjects' place in American life and preserves an insider's perspective on a world few outsiders are familiar with--the Native America of the southern plains during the mid-twentieth century. [This book] is based on the Poolaw Photography Project, a research initiative established by Poolaw's daughter Linda in 1989 at Stanford University and carried on by Native scholars Nancy Marie Mithlo (Chiricahua Apache) and Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison"--
Contents
  • Foreword / Kevin Gover and Tim Johnson
  • Preface: Family Pictures/Family Stories / Martha Sandweiss
  • Introduction: The Transcendence of the Everyday / John Haworth
  • Insider Knowledge / Tom Jones
  • "An Age of Pictures More than Words" : Theorizing Early American Indian Photography / Ned Blackhawk
  • Breaking the Bounds of Documentation / David Grant Noble
  • For a Love of His People / Linda Poolaw
  • Reflections / Richard Ray Whitman
  • Why Horace Poolaw's Indians Won't Vanish / David W. Penney
  • Horace Poolaw : "Pictures by an Indian" / Nancy Marie Mithlo
  • Fancy / John Poolaw
  • Planes, Flags, and Automobiles : Horace Poolaw's American Legacy / Cheryl Finley
  • Beaded Buckskins and Bad-Girl Bobs : Kiowa Female Identity, Industry, and Activism in Horace Poolaw's Portraits / Laura Smith
  • Justin Poolaw Comes to Visit [+ untitled reflections] / Vanessa Jennings
  • Afterword
  • This is My Family / Dane Poolaw
  • Appendix A: Horace Poolaw Biography / Laura Smith
  • Appendix B: Kiowa names and their phonetic spellings
  • Checklist
  • Contributors.
Description
184 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Notes
  • "This volume [is] a companion piece to the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) exhibition ... ; [it] represents the only major publication of Horace Poolaw's work and celebrates the first retrospective exhibition of his photographs in almost twenty-five years"--Foreword.
  • Published in conjunction with the exhibition For a Love of His People: the Photography of Horace Poolaw, opening at the National Museum of the American Indian, New York, on August 9, 2014.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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