Fenton, William N.
Title The False Faces of the Iroquois
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition As New
Jacket Condition As New
Publisher Univ. Of Oklahoma Press in Cooperation with the Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation 1987
0-8061-2039-8 / 9780806120393
Seller ID 36575
Stated first edition. 522 pp. with more than 300 photographs and drawings in color and in black and white. The volume is the culminating achievement of William Fenton's lifetime study of Iroquois culture and history, as manifested in the Society of Faces - the society being one of the central features of Iroquois life and plays an important role in their religious beliefs. The author has followed the careers of ten mask carvers, observing them at work and producing a clear picture of their art, its uniformities, individual variations and local styles. Folume 178 in the Civilization of the American Indian series. Very scarce title.