This book explores the many facets of indelible Indigenous body marking across every cultural region of North America.
Author: Lars F. Krutak
Publisher: LM Publishers
For thousands of years the Indigenous peoples of North America have produced astonishingly rich and diverse forms of tattooing. Long neglected by anthropologists and art historians, tattooing was a time-honored practice that expressed the patterns of tribal social organization and religion, while also channelling worlds inhabited by deities, spirits, and the ancestors. "Tattoo Traditions of Native North America" explores the many facets of indelible Indigenous body marking across every cultural region of North America. As the first book on the subject, it breaks new ground on one of the least-known mediums of Native American expressive culture that nearly disappeared from view in the twentieth century, until it was reborn in recent decades.
This book offers an examination into the antiquity, meaning, and significance of Native American tattooing in the Eastern Woodlands and Great Plains.--Publisher description.
Author: Aaron Deter-Wolf
Publisher: University of Texas Press
For thousands of years, Native Americans used the physical act and visual language of tattooing to construct and reinforce the identity of individuals and their place within society and the cosmos. This book offers an examination into the antiquity, meaning, and significance of Native American tattooing in the Eastern Woodlands and Great Plains.--Publisher description.
Ancient Ink connects ancient body art traditions to modern culture through Indigenous communities and the work of contemporary tattoo artists.
Author: Lars Krutak
Publisher: University of Washington Press
The desire to alter and adorn the human body is universal. While specific forms of body decoration, and the underlying motivations, vary according to region, culture, and era, all human societies have engaged in practices designed to augment and enhance their natural appearance. Tattooing, the process of inserting pigment into the skin to create permanent designs and patterns, appears on human mummies by 3200 BCE and was practiced by ancient cultures throughout the world. Ancient Ink, the first book dedicated to the archaeological study of tattooing, presents new research from across the globe examining tattooed human remains, tattoo tools, and ancient art. It contributes to our understanding of the antiquity, durability, and significance of tattooing and human body decoration and illuminates how different societies have used their skin to construct their identities. Ancient Ink connects ancient body art traditions to modern culture through Indigenous communities and the work of contemporary tattoo artists.
Tattoo Traditions of Native North America: Ancient and Contemporary
Expressions of Identity. Netherlands: LM Publishers. Krutak, Lars. 2017. “Native
North American Tattoo Revival.” In Ancient Ink: The Archaeology of Tattooing,
edited by Lars ...
Author: Sinah Theres Kloß
Tattoo Histories is an edited volume which analyzes and discusses the relevance of tattooing in the socio-cultural construction of bodies, boundaries, and identities, among both individuals and groups. Its interdisciplinary approach facilitates historical as well as contemporary perspectives. Rather than presenting a universal, essentialized history of tattooing, the volume’s objective is to focus on the entangled and transcultural histories, narratives, and practices related to tattoos. Contributions stem from various fields, including Archaeology, Art History, Classics, History, Linguistics, Media and Literary Studies, Social and Cultural Anthropology, and Sociology. They advance the current endeavour on the part of tattoo scholars to challenge Eurocentric and North American biases prevalent in much of tattoo research, by including various analyses based in locations such as Malaysia, Israel, East Africa, and India. The thematic focus is on the transformative capacity of tattoos and tattooing, with regard to the social construction of bodies and subjectivity; the (re-)creation of social relationships through the definition of (non-)tattooed others; the formation and consolidation of group identities, traditions, and authenticity; and the conceptualization of art and its relevance to tattoo artist–tattooee relations.
For the current state of tattooing practices among Indigenous populations, Lars
Krutak (2014) offers the most comprehensive sociohistorical perspective. In his
work Tattoo Traditions of Native North America: Ancient and Contemporary ...
Author: Chris William Martin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Why do people put indelible marks on their bodies in an era characterized by constant cultural change? How do tattoos as semiotic resources convey meaning? What goes on behind the scenes in a tattoo studio? How do people negotiate the informal career of tattoo artist? The Social Semiotics of Tattoos is a study of tattoos and tattooing at a time when the practice is more artistic, culturally relevant, and common than ever before. By discussing shifts within the practices of tattooing over the past several decades, Martin chronicles the cultural turn in which tattooists have become known as tattoo artists, the tattoo gun turns into the tattoo machine, and standardized tattoo designs are replaced by highly expressive and unique forms of communication with a language of its own. Revealing the full range of meaning-making involved in the visual, written and spoken elements of the act, this volume frames tattoos and tattooing as powerful cultural expressions, symbols, and indexes and by doing so sheds the last hints of tattooing as a deviant practice. Based on a year of full-time ethnographic study of a tattoo studio/art gallery as well as in-depth interviews with tattoo artists and enthusiasts, The Social Semiotics of Tattoos will be of interest to academic researchers of semiotics as well as tattoo industry professional and artists.
Commemorative Tattoos, Visual Culture, and the Digital Archive Deborah
Davidson. Gay, K., & Whittington, C. (2002) ... Peter Lang. Krutak, L. (2014).
Tattoo Traditions of Native North America: Ancient and Contemporary
Expressions of Identity ...
Author: Deborah Davidson
Publisher: Canadian Scholars
Disrupting commonly held notions about who gets tattooed and why, The Tattoo Project describes, illustrates, and celebrates the social significances of commemorative tattoos. Written by scholars from various disciplines, as well as by community members and practitioners, this edited collection considers the meanings people make from their experiences of love, loss, trauma, resilience, and change, and why they choose to inscribe those meanings on their bodies. This methods-based text also examines the process of building a community-contributed digital archive of tattoo photos and stories, the result of which inspired the contributions to this book. Writing at the intersections between the public and the private, the authors consider the production and mobilization of knowledge across communities, disciplines, and space. Featuring beautiful tattoo photography, personal narratives from project participants, and original poetry by Priscila Uppal, The Tattoo Project is a novel read that bridges the gap between academic and popular audiences. This timely collection is a valuable resource for courses across the social sciences and humanities and for anyone interested in tattoos and their significance.
Connecticut State Archives, CSL RG003, New London County Court Records,
Native American, Box 1, Folder 44. 19 Lars F. Krutak, Tattoo Traditions of Native
North America: Ancient and Contemporary Expressions of Identity (Arnhem: LM ...
Author: Sophie White
This book focuses on alternative types of slave narratives, especially courtroom testimony, and interrogates how such narratives were produced, the societies (both those that were majority slave societies and those in which slaves were a distinct minority of the population) in which testimony was permitted, and the meanings that can be attached to such narratives. The chapters in this book provide valuable information about the everyday lives—including the inner and spiritual lives—of enslaved African American and Native American individuals in the British and French Atlantic World, from Canada to the Caribbean. It explores slave testimony as a form of autobiographical narrative, and in ways that allow us to foreground enslaved persons’ lived experience as expressed in their own words.
Historical events include the Apache Wars and Sioux Uprising. Covers ceremonial customs such as feasts, spirit dances, and rites of passage, as well as contemporary issues including voting rights, tribal councils, and gambling.
Author: Harvey Markowitz
Publisher: Salem PressInc
This fully illustrated reference work examines American Indian history and culture during the formation of the US and Canada, and the history and customs of their presence on the North American continent dating back to ancient times. 1,129 topics detail personages, tribes, art and architecture, organizations, historical events, cultural traditions, religion, and more. Historical events include the Apache Wars and Sioux Uprising. Covers ceremonial customs such as feasts, spirit dances, and rites of passage, as well as contemporary issues including voting rights, tribal councils, and gambling.
... and Yucatan , there can be no doubt that in the most ancient times a flattened
forehead was the ideal of manly beauty ... inserted in the ears , nose , and lips ,
were bracelets , rings , gold beads , and medals , TATTOOING AND PAINTING .
Author: Hubert Howe Bancroft
Extensive anthropological, ethnographic, linguistic, archaeological, and historical work on the Indians of the North, Central, and South Americas and, in North America, as far east as the Mississippi Valley.
Portrait of Mohawk chief Sa Ga Yeath Qua Pieth Tow by John Verelst , 1710 .
tattooing in North America . ... probate judge and alcoholic , " 13 Swan was
unique among early settlers in that he considered the natives worthy of respect
and attempted to write an account of their rapidly vanishing culture . ... The Haida
were among the most accomplished of all North American native artists and
Author: Steve Gilbert
Following his "confessions of a tattoo addict," a Toronto medical illustrator and tattoo artist presents 21 eclectic narratives on tattooing in diverse eras and cultures from ancient Polynesia to modern Western punk. The numerous bandw and color depictions of illustrated men and women are fascinating. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
An American educator , novelist , and critic , Krupat has written extensively on
Native American autobiography and literature . ... but that their selfesteem and
their inner strength have been vitiated by the deprivation of life - sustaining
ceremonies and traditions . ... The story begins by introducing its hero , a man
with a tattoo mark on his forehead , who had a corn woman and a buffalo woman
as wives .
Author: Janet Witalec
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Gale Research
Provides biographical and critical information on Native American writers and orators from North America covering more than seventy-five literary figures from a score of tribal cultures, and includes commentary on Native oral traditions such as stories, myths, and songs.
See Sitting Bull Tattooed Serpent , 361 , 362 - 363 tattoos in Aleut culture , 70 in
Cherokee culture , 357 , 358 in Eskimo culture , 59 in Great Basin cultures , 163
in Iroquois culture , 323 in Kwakiuti culture , 147 in Natchez culture , 366 in ...
Author: Mark Q. Sutton
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
The Second Edition of An Introduction to Native North America provides a basic introduction to the native peoples of North America, including both Eskimos and Indians. Beginning with a discussion of the geography of North America, this text delves into the history of research, basic prehistory, the European invasion, and the impact of Europeans on Native cultures. A final chapter covers contemporary Native Americans, including issues of religion, health, and politics. Much of the book is also written from the perspective of the ethnographic present, and the various cultures are described as they were at the specific times noted in the text.
2012b 2002 “ Rotten Palisade Posts and Rickety Baffle Gates : Fortifying Native
Eastern North America . ... In Drawing with Great Needles : Ancient Tattoo
Traditions of North America , edited by A. Deter - Wolf and C. Diaz - Granados ,
Author: Carol Diaz-Granados
A millennia ago, Native Americans entered the dark recesses of a cave in eastern Missouri and painted an astonishing array of human, animal, and supernatural creatures on its walls. Known as Picture Cave, it was a hallowed site for sacred rituals and rites of passage, for explaining the multi-layered cosmos, for vision quests, for communing with spirits in the "other world," and for burying the dead. The number, variety, and complexity of images make Picture Cave one of the most significant prehistoric sites in North America, similar in importance to Cahokia and Chaco Canyon. Indeed, scholars will be able to use it to reconstruct much of the Native American symbolism of the early Western Mississippian world. The Picture Cave Interdisciplinary Project brought together specialists in American Indian art and iconography, two artists, Osage Indian elders, a museum curator, a folklorist, and an internationally renowned cave archaeologist to produce the first complete documentation of the pictographs on the cave walls and the first interpretations of their meanings and significance. This extensively illustrated volume presents the Project's findings, including an introduction to Picture Cave and prehistoric cave art and technical analyses of pigments, radiocarbon dating, spatial order, and archaeological remains. Interpretations of the cave's imagery, from individual motifs to complex panels; the responses of contemporary artists; and interviews with Osage elders (descendants of the people who made the art), describing what Picture Cave means to them today, are also included. A visual glossary of all the images in Picture Cave as well as panoramic views complete this pathfinding volume.
left column : Aroani women wearing a combination of traditional and Western
clothes left column : High - society legs right column : ... While North American
tribesmen did not flinch from proving their manhood , other peoples sedated the
recipient , or induced a trance . Young ... The rejuvenation of various indigenous
cultures has led to a revival of old tattooing cultures , especially among the Maori
in New ...
Author: Maarten Hesselt van Dinter
Publisher: Koninklijk Instituut Voor De tropen
An amazing collection of images and information on the tattooing customs of all cultures that ever practised tattooing.
This Dover edition features a new selection of 80 images from vanishing cultures.
Author: Wilfrid Dyson Hambly
Publisher: Courier Corporation
This engrossing 1925 survey offers one of the most complete histories of world tattoo practices. Written during an era when colonial authorities had all but eliminated indigenous tattooing, it discusses their significance in terms of religious beliefs and social status. This Dover edition features a new selection of 80 images from vanishing cultures.