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Forum Home - Go Back > Pow Wow Crafts > Beadwork Looking for a book on American Flag Motifs in Native Beadwork Looking for a book on American Flag Motifs in Native Beadwork

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Old 07-09-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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Question Looking for a book on American Flag Motifs in Native Beadwork

Several years ago, I ran across a book during a trip to the Black Hills about the use of American Flags and Symbols in Native beadwork.

I dont remember exactly where I saw the book, it was probably in the gift shop of either The Journey museum, Crazy Horse Memorial or at Mount Rushmore.

I have tried googling for it, but I dont remember the title. So I have had little luck. It may be out of print by now.

Has anyone ever heard of this book or know what the title of the book was?

Thank you in advance!
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I think the book is The Flag in American Indian Art, Toby Herbst and Joel Kopp, NY State Historical Society, 1993.

Good luck not having to mortgage a house to buy a copy.
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YES!!!! Thank you....thats the book! Its odd, that I was for some reason remembering a horse mask! Now I know why...its the cover of the book. There are new ones at a reasonible price on Amazon and eBay. I should be able to get it for around $40.00. I would take a $40.00 mortgage! Thank you OLC!!!!
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I just ordered that book and another one I found referenced once I had the title to Google called The American Indian and The American Flag. I got both of them used from Amazon for less than $30.00 with shipping...Thank you for the assist. I think my block was not searching under American Indian. I was using Native American in all of my searches.
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... The American Indian and The American Flag....
If I'm not mistaken that is a catalog for an exhibition that ran way back when I was kid. Something to tie in with the Bicentennial as I recall.

Have I spent too much time trolling university libraries and museum basements looking for pics of beadwork?
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If I'm not mistaken that is a catalog for an exhibition that ran way back when I was kid. Something to tie in with the Bicentennial as I recall.
Maybe...That one was only like $10.00 with shipping so I figured it wouldn't hurt.

I've been thinking of a flag themed outfit for a long long time and the itch is starting to overtake me. Time to get some inspiration!
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Well, at the risk of tooting my own horn, here is a detail from a handle I did for a vet some years ago:
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nice, what's the 2nd flag supposed to be?
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New Mexico state flag.
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Got The American Indian - The American Flag on Monday and received The Flag in American Indian Art yesterday.

You were correct that the first book was from a bicentennial display from 1975...that book isn't in the greatest condition, but its usable. The other one is in great shape. Thank you again for the help!
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