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Picture Writing of the American Indians, Col. Garrick Mallery
1884, Reprinted 1972, 2 vols, Dover Press, paper
822 pages, 54 plates, 1290 illustrations, 6" x 9"

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A detailed summary of the state of knowledge in the 1880s regarding North American Indian pictographic art. Included are sections on rock art of North America, complemented by comparative material from around the world. There is design information on pictographs, petroglyphs, cupules, tatoos, skin paintings, weavings, carvings, materials and techniques. Ahead of his time with chapters on shamanism, religion and sorcery. The bulk of the material relates to Plains and Great Lakes cultures.
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