The Mystic Warriors of the Plains: The culture, arts, crafts and religion of the Plains Indians [used book][hard to get]

The Mystic Warriors of the Plains: The culture, arts, crafts and religion of the Plains Indians [used book][hard to get]

By: Thomas E. Mails

Price: $50.00

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Book Condition: Good


The Mystic Warriors of the Plains: The culture, arts, crafts and religion of the Plains Indians by Thomas E. Mails is a very heavy book weighing 2.3kg. "A comprehensive encyclopedia of Plains Indian lore, a reference to be consulted time and again throughout one's lifetime" Dee Brown, American History. This treasures, definitive work re-creates the life and times of the Plainsmen, the most colourful of all Native Americans, as they were before the white man built towns and railroads - and reservations - across their great territories in the sweeping heartland of America. The tribes of the Plains were a people of grand, natural extremes, perfectly united with their domain. Their names are legendary - Blackfoot and Cree, Sioux and Cheyenne, Comanche and Apache - and their heritage is unforgettable. Mystic Warriors of the Plains describes in detail their lifeways and lifestyles at the height of their culture, between 1750 and 1875, when they were still relatively untouched by the white man's progress. Here are their day-to-day activities, their social customs, their forms of government, the training of their young and the role of warriors. In words, in 32 colour illustrations and in nearly 1,000 detailed drawings, Thomas E. Mails has created a haunting evocation of the life and times of an industrious, sensitive and contented people. This magnificent volume, a classic book, is a remarkably accurate re-creation, in words and pictures, of a golden age. "Magnificently and accurately...conveys both the tragic ironies and splendors of the rich Plains civilization" Newsweek Magazine. Used by Kevin Costner as a resource text for the motion picture Dances with Wolves.

Title: The Mystic Warriors of the Plains: The culture, arts, crafts and religion of the Plains Indians [used book][hard to get]

Author Name: Thomas E. Mails

Categories: USA History,

Publisher: UK, Aurum Press: 2995

ISBN Number: 1854103776

ISBN Number 13: 9781854103772

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Good

Type: Book

Size: 27.5 x 22.9 x 3.7 cm

Kg: 3.00 Kg

Seller ID: A1271

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