Sun Dancers - CheyenneEdward Curtis, 1927Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian: the Photographic Images, 2001Northwestern University Library
Sun Dancers - Cheyenne
Edward Curtis, 1927
Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian: the Photographic Images, 2001
Northwestern University Library

Symbolism

The artistic vocabulary available to women was richly varied. Some symbols carried enduring spiritual meanings, while others reflected the everyday world and were open to individual interpretation. Some quill or beadwork designs reminded the wearer of someone or something and were meant to be seen from the wearer's angle of vision.
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