For a Love of His People

    For more than five decades of the twentieth century, one of the first American Indian professional photographers gave an insider's view of his Oklahoma community-a community rooted in its traditional culture while also thoroughly modern and quintessentially American Horace Poolaw Kiowa, 1906-84 was born during a time of great change for his American Indian people as they balanced age-old traditions with the influences of mainstream America. A rare American Indian photographer who documented Indian subjects, Poolaw began making a visual history in the mid-1920s and continued for the next fifty years. When he sold his photos, he often stamped the reverse: "A Poolaw Photo, Pictures by an Indian, Horace M. Poolaw, Anadarko, Okla." Not simply by "an Indian," but by a Kiowa man strongly rooted in his multi-tribal community, Poolaw's work celebrates his subjects' place in American life and preserves an insider's perspective on a world few outsiders are familiar with-the Native America of the southern plains during the mid-twentieth century. For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw is based on the Poolaw Photography Project, a research initiative established by Poolaw's daughter Linda in 1989 at Stanford University and carried on by Native scholars Nancy Marie Mithlo Chiricahua Apache and Tom Jones Ho-Chunk of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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    Number of Pages: 192
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9780300197457
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    Listed in: Individual photographers, Photographs: collections
    Publisher: Yale University Press

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