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The Powwow: An Art History

Several of these documents can be consulted at the Canadian Museum of Civilization Library.

Our research did not succeed in finding documents in French. Any suggestions will be appreciated! ( biblio@civilization.ca )

Compiled by Sylvia Mauro, Reference Librarian, CMC, October 24, 2002.

Books

Acland, Joan Reid. First Nations Artists in Canada: a biographical / bibliographical guide, 1960 to 1999 = Artistes des premières nations au Canada : un guide biographique / bibliographique, 1960 à 1999. Montreal: The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art / L’Institut de recherche en art canadien Gail et Stephen A. Jarislowsky, 2001, 334 p.
Call number: REF N 6549.5 A54 A 35 2001

Berlo, Janet Catherine and Ruth B. Phillips. Native North American art. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998, 291 p.
Call number: E 98 A7 B448 1998

Bernstein, Diane Morris and Don Contreras. We dance because we can: people of the Powwow. Marietta, Ga.: Longstreet Press, 1996, 149 p.
Call number: E 98 P86 B42 1996

Boyer, Bob and Lee-Ann Martin. The powwow: an art history. Regina: MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2000, 75 p.
Call number: N 6549.5 A54 P68 200

Browner, Tara. Heartbeat of the people: music and dance of the northern pow-wow. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002, Coll. Music in American Life, 163 p.

Canadian Museum of Civilization. In the Shadow of the sun: perspectives on contemporary native art. Hull: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1993, 538 p.
Call number: E 53 C3 no. 124

Heth, Charlotte (ed.). Native American dance: ceremonies and social traditions. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, with Starwood Pub., 1992, 196 p.
Call number: E 59 D35 N38 1992

Highwater, Jamake. Ritual of the wind: North American Indian ceremonies, music, and dance. New York: A. Van der Marck Editions, 1984, 200 p.
Call number: E 98 R3 H7 1984

Jones, BlackWolf and Gina Jones. Earth dance drum: a celebration of life. Salt Lake City, UT: Commune-a-Key Pub., 1996, 345 p.

Laubin, Reginald and Gladys Laubin. Indian dances of North America: their importance to Indian life. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989, Collection: Civilization of the American Indian series; v. 141, 538 p.
Call number: E 98 D2 L28 1989

Marra, Ben. Powwow: images along the red road. New York: Abrams, 1996, 112 p.
Call number: E 98 P86 M377 1996

Matuz, Robert (ed.) St. James guide to native North American artists. Detroit: St. James Press, 1998, 691 p.
Call number: REF E 98 A7 S24 1998

McMaster, Gerald R. and Lee-Ann Martin (eds.) Indigena: contemporary native perspectives. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre; Hull: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1992, 199 p.
Call number: REF MUS E 78 C2 I525 1992

McMaster, Gerald R. (ed.). Reservation X: the power of place in aboriginal contemporary art. Fredericton: Goose Lane; Hull: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1998, 164 p.
Call number: N 6494 I56 M35 1998

Neel, David and Andrew Hunter. David Neel: living traditions: 14 November 1998-24 January 1999, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia. Kamloops, B.C.: Kamloops Art Gallery, c1998, 32 p.
Call number: N 6549 N44 A4 1998

Roberts, Chris. Powwow country. Helena, MT: American & World Geographic Pub., 1992, 128 p.
Call number: E 98 P86 R62 1992

Thomas, Jeffrey and Gerald R. McMaster. Jeffrey Thomas: portraits from the dancing grounds. Ottawa: Ottawa Art Gallery, 1996, 12 p.

White, Julia C. The pow wow trail: understanding and enjoying the Native American pow wow. Summertown, TN: Book Pub., 1996, 112 p.

Films

The American Indian Dance Theatre: finding the circle. Tatge, Catherine; Geiogamah, Hanay; Brockway, Merrill; American Indian Dance Theatre; Tatge/Lassner Productions, Inc. New York: WNET/thirteen, 1989, Collection: Dance in America, 1 videocassette (59 min.)
Call number: VIDEO 254

Into the circle: an introduction to Native American Powwows. Northbrook, Il.: Film Ideas, Inc., 1993, 1 videocassette (58 min.)
Call number: VIDEO 276

Native American men’s & women’s dance styles, volume 1 and 2. Mathews, J. R.; Swearingen, Scott; Rhoades, Sandy; Full Circle Communications. Tulsa, OK: Full Circle Communications, 1994, 2 videocassette (60 min.)
Call number: VIDEO 258, 259

Pow-Wow. Montreal: Ateliers audiovisuels du Québec, 1971, 1 videocassette (25 p.) + 1 cahier d’accompagnement (numéro 22)
Call number: VIDEO 337 + Cahier 22

A warrior’s dream: Manitoba’s First Nations Peoples International Pow Wow. Pashe, Dennis (prod.); Ladd, Boye Ladd (dir. and prod.). Portage LaPrairie, Man.: Dakota Tipi First Nation, 1996, 1 videocassette (ca. 55 min)

Music

The best of the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre. Saskatoon: Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre, 1993? 1 compact disc.

From the heart: Pow wow songs. White Tail Singers. Sioux Lookout, Ont.: First Nations Music, 1994. 1 compact disc.

Pow wow songs: music of the Plain Indians. New York: New world Records, 1986. 1 compact disc.
Call number: Audio CD 3

Vertical File

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Juvenile Literature

Ancona, George. Powwow. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991 v. (unpaged).

Braine, Susan. Drumbeat … heartbeat: a celebration of the powwow. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 1995, We are still here series, 48 p.

Crum, Robert. Eagle drum: on the powwow trail with a young grass dancer. Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1994, 48 p.

Greene, Jacqueline Dembar. Powwow: a good day to dance. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts, 1997, 64 p.

Kalman, Bobbie. Celebrating the powwow. Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt, 1997, 32 p.

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