Beauty, Honor, and Tradition: The Legacy of Plains Indian Shirts is the exhibition catalogue for the National Museum of the American Indian and the Minneapolis Institute of Art's show that celebrates and honour the craftsmanship and artistry of the decorated hide shirts from the Great Plains people. Drawing on the Museum's exquisite collection of 400 men's hide shirts, the co-curators George P. Horse Capture and his son Joseph Horse Capture, the book features 53 of the truly amazing leather shirts created during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
A Song for the Horse Nation: Horses in Native American Cultures is a celebration of the importance of horses to the cultures of Native Peoples of North America. The National Museum of the American Indian publication contains numerous photographs and artifacts that document this connection between horses and Native Peoples. Through essays, poetry, and archival photographs the editors of this slim volume convey the deep connection between the horse and Native Americans. A brief history of the horse in North America is provided by Herman J. Viola.
Seven Visions of Bull Lodge, as told by his daughter, Garter Snake recounts the spiritual history of the Gros Ventre or White Clay People of northern Montana in this powerful narrative. The story was originally told and documented as part of the United States W.P.A. project. Fred P. Gone, the Gros Ventre man hired to collect traditional stories on the reservation, recorded the narrative from the elderly daughter of Bull Lodge. Garter Snake (1868-1953) tells the story of her father, Bull Lodge (1802-1886) with precise detail and minimal commentary.