For a love of his people : the photography of Horace Poolaw
"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 mi...
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National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution,
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"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"--
"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.
184 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-174) and index.