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Warriors of the Plains: The Arts of Plains Indian Warfare

May 18 2012 @ 12:00 am

The Royal Anthropological Institute and the British Museum Press present the launch of :

Warriors of the Plains: The Arts of Plains Indian Warfare by Max Carocci

Friday 18 May 2012 at 6pm

To accompany the book launch there will be an exhibition of Imagi/Nations: Native North American Photographs from the Royal Anthropological Institute, curated by Max Carocci. The exhibition will be on display until 17 August 2012.

To book please contact admin@therai.org.uk.


Max Carocci is a project curator at the British Museum and teaches indigenous arts of the Americas at Birbeck College in the programme World Arts and Artefacts, which he directs since 2008. His previous publications include Ritual and Honour: Warriors of the North American Plains (British Museum Press, 2011); and Native American Indian Adoption, Captivity and Slavery in Changing Contexts (co-edited with Stephanie Pratt; Palgrave, 2011).

A survey of the history of North American Plains Indian warrior societies and their ongoing legacy, Warriors of the Plains examines continuity and change between historic warrior societies and contemporary Native North American military associations. This book also explores the art of North American Plains Indian warriors – weapons, amulets, clothing and ceremonial objects – with particular emphasis on their ritual use and symbolic meanings.


May 18 2012
12:00 am
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