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    Hi everyone! I was wondering where you think a good place is to start researching beadwork styles and designs and the clothing styles of traditional items. Do you have any great books or web-sites to recommend? I am looking towards Lakota and Mohawk (as that is what I and my husband are).

    Thanks for the help!

    Maryjane
    "Heals the Wild"
    Maryjane Angelo
    Skye's Spirit Wildlife
    http://www.stormpages.com/skyespirit

    We live together...or not at all - Care for Mother Earth and all her children.

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    There's a Yahoo group dedicated to beading. I'd asked about Iroquois Designs meself as I'm Mohawk and the book I have on beading has a wopping 1 Iroquois design in it ;-)

    I ***think*** the groups name is indianbeadzwork or something like that

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    • #3
      If you want to see a wide variety of outfits, check out the photo gallery at www.gatheringofnations.com . MANY different outfits to see there!

      http://spaces.msn.com/members/purplemartins/

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      • #4
        There's an old book thats been reprinted many times called Iroquois Crafts by Carrie Lyford that has line drawings of traditional Iroquois beading patterns. There is a similar sized book called Bead and Quillwork of the Western Sioux which has some Lakota designs. This would be the easiest way to get a general description of historic beadwork for these two peoples. Beyond that, go to the museums, go to powwows. Study the old stuff and study the contemporary stuff until you get a feel for the colors, composition and scale that makes something Lakota or Mohawk and not Apache or Crow.

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        • #5
          Thank You!!!

          Thanks so much for all your help! What a great group of friends!!!

          Maryjane
          "Heals the Wild"
          Maryjane Angelo
          Skye's Spirit Wildlife
          http://www.stormpages.com/skyespirit

          We live together...or not at all - Care for Mother Earth and all her children.

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