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Some Protective Designs of the Dakota. Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History, Volume 1, Part 2.

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Title:Some Protective Designs of the Dakota. Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History, Volume 1, Part 2.
Author:
Wissler, Clark   
(2 of 2 for author by title)
The Social Life of the Blackfoot Indians
Published:   1907
Publisher:Order of the Trustees
Tags:anthropology, non-fiction, North American Indians, Dakota Indians—Religion, Dakota art, decoration and ornament
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The decorative art of the Dakota has been treated in a preceding paper, in which brief mention was made of religious art, or that art in which there was a definite, unmistakable motive on the part of the artist to represent mythical or philosophical ideas. In this more serious art, a large number of designs may be characterized as “protective designs,” because their presence or possession is in part a protection. [Suggest a different description.]

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