HMA Published Books


The Museum's active research program has produced many published books and articles, many of which can be ordered from the Museum's Publication Department by mail.


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KAYAK, UMIAK, CANOE
Alison Fields

2002, 32 pp., 8 color plates, 26 b&w photos, $20. This catalog, designed to accompany the exhibition Kayak, Umiak, Canoe, investigates the life of Ferdinand Bach as artist and collector and interprets 19 model watercraft from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest Coast, from his collection that formed the centerpiece of the exhibition.

 

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MODEL KAYAKS, UMIAKS AND CANOES FROM THE NORTH PACIFIC in the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology Collections
Barbara A. Hail, Jarmo Kankaanpaa, Mary Malloy, Katherine Woodhouse-Beyer

2002, 44 pp., 28 b&,w photos, $20
This volume of essays, published in conjunction with the Haffenreffer Museum's Kayak, Umiak, Canoe exhibit, includes: Ferdinand Bach: Artist & Collector; Souvenirs of the Age of Sail; Boat Modeling as Indigenous Tradition; and the Bach Boat Models.

 

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GIFTS OF PRIDE AND LOVE: KIOWA AND COMANCHE CRADLES
Barbara A. Hail, Editor

2000, 136 pp.; 50 color illustrations; 82 b&w photos, $29.95.
This book represents a collaboration between the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University, and members of Kiowa and Comanche cradle-making families. With an introduction by N. Scott Momaday, it includes an essay by Barbara Hail on the historic origins of lattice cradles, and essays by eleven descendants of cradle makers. Lattice cradles, first made in Kiowa and Comanche communities from about 1870 to 1930, a period of great cultural transition, were a unique art form of extreme practicality that played an important cultural role by solidifying family and generational ties, since they were made as gifts of love within a family.

 

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PASSIONATE HOBBY Rudolf Frederick Haffenreffer and the King Philip Museum
Shepard Krech III, editor

1994, 192 pp, 32 color plates, 190 b&w photos, drawings, maps, $25.00 This volume focuses on the life of the Museum's founder, Rudolf Frederick Haffenreffer, and the processes whereby both his collections and what he called the King Philip Museum formed. With contributions by Barbara Hail, David Gregg and Ann McMullen.

 

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HAU, KOLA! The Plains Indian Collection of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology Barbara A. Hail

1993 (4th revised printing), 256 pp, 355 illustrated catalog entries, 189 figures and 16 color plates, $25.00.
A superb and comprehensive study of the wide range of Plains Indian art from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Representing a period of fine craftsmanship, HAU, KOLA! examines male and female clothing from footwear to headgear, ornaments, childhood articles, weapons, tools, utensils, musical instruments, pouches, horsegear, pipes and more. Now in its fourth reprinting, HAU, KOLA! has become a standard reference work for students and historians as well as native artists.

 

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HISTORY ON BIRCHBARK The Art of Tomah Joseph, Passamaquoddy Joan A. Lester
1993, 21 pp, 52 b&w plates, $9.00
Tomah Joseph was an artist, canoe guide, craftsman, storyteller, and major purveyor of Passamaquoddy arts and traditions to the outside world. In this 20 page catalog with 50 black and white photos, author Joan Lester, Curator of Native American Collections at the Children's Museum Boston, examines Tomah Joseph's life and his art. The style of traditional New England incised birchbark art was dramatically changed by Tomah Joseph's introduction of figurative and pictorial themes into an abstract, floral tradition.

 

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EARLY HOLOCENE OCCUPATION IN NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND
Edited by Brian S. Robinson, James B. Peterson and Ann K. Robinson

1992, 203 pp., 63 b&w photos, drawings, maps, $7.50
A significant body of work conducted in the past decade is presented which counters the "low population model" in the Northeast during the early Holocene (approx. 10,000 to 6000 years BP) and provides fresh insights into the lifeways and archaeological record of early post-Pleistocene cultures and adaptations in northeastern North America.

 

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ART AND ARTIFACTS Essays In Material Culture and Museum Studies in Honor Of Jane Powell Dwyer
Harold David Juli, editor

1992, 155 pp., $8.50
This volume examines methods of analysis leading to critical thought about ethnographic and archeological art, including weaving, ceramics, and sculpture. It contains five essays about New World societies, two on the cultures in the Old World, and one theoretical essay.

 

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OUT OF THE NORTH The Subarctic Collection of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology Barbara Hail and Kate Duncan
1989, 301 pp., 27 color plates, 275 b&w photos, drawings, maps, $25.00
With 180 illustrated catalog entries and over 75 ethnographic photographs, OUT OF THE NORTH examines Subarctic Algonquin and Athapaskan arts of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as traditional arts today. Essays explore the region and its people, styles and style change, maintaining traditions, and women's art as well as the journeys of Victorian traveler Emma Shaw Colcleugh, whose collection forms the core of the catalog.

 

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TERRA INCOGNITA
Photographs by Salvatore Mancini with an essay by Polly Schaafsma and an artist's statement

1988, 32 pp., 20 b&w photos, $5.00
During several trips to New Mexico and Arizona Mancini documented petroglyphs and rock paintings. His intuitive feelings for the subject matter bring these images to life. Schaafsma's essay provides context for Mancini's photographs and contemplates possible meanings of the rock art.

 

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COSTUME AS COMMUNICATION Ethnographic Costumes and Textiles from Middle America and the Central Andes of South America
Margot Blum Schevill

1986, 138 pp, 20 color plates, 243 b&w photos and drawings, $20.00
This volume describes the Museum's collections of twentieth century textiles from Middle America and the Central Andes, two areas in which cloth has long been of central importance.

 

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A GUIDE TO RHODE ISLAND ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS
Brian Robinson

1986, 14 pp., 3 b&w images, $3.00
A catalog of archaeological collections in Rhode Island, which also traces the historical development of major collections in the state.

 

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WHAT CHEER , NETOP! Selections from A Key into the Language of America, by Roger Williams.
Hadassah Davis, translator and editor

1986, revised 1994, 63 pp., b&w photos and engravings, $9.00
A selection of excerpts from Roger Williams' famous volume, translated into modern English for easy reading.

 

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FEMALE COSTUME OF THE SARAKATSANI
Peter Allen, Joyce Ronald Smith, loan Bouza Koster

1985, 42 pp., 22 b&w photos, 45 drawings, $7.00
An in-depth analysis of the female costume of the Sarakatsani, a nomadic group of mainland Greece, based upon a full costume in the Haffenreffer Museum Collection. Includes ethnographic notes and an account of contemporary Sarakatsani weaving.

 

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TRADITIONAL ART OF AFRICA
Thierry Gentis

1983, 12 pp, 12 b&w photos, $2.00
This volume documents the Museum's African collection, which includes late 19th century artifacts collected by Brown University Baptist missionaries, and others acquired since then through significant private donations.

 

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BURR'S HILL A 17th Century Wampanoag Burial Ground In Warren, RI
Susan G. Gibson, Editor

1980, 182 pp., 179 b&w photos and drawings, $10.00.
The Burr's Hill Cemetery archeological site was excavated and looted in 1913 by Warren residents. This volume not only reconstructs the excavation, but also includes a complete catalog of the extant collection from the site, with analytical essays concerning 17th century Wampanoag material culture.

 

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THE CASHINAHUA OF EASTERN PERU
Kenneth Kensinger, Phyllis Rabineau, Helen Tanner, Susan G. Ferguson, Alice Dawson

1975, 238 pp., 235 b&w photos, illustrations, 4 color plates, $14.00
Arriving as a missionary and leaving as an anthropologist, Kenneth Kensinger spent many years with the Cashinahua. This catalog of his collectionincludes 50 photos from the field, analyses of Cashinahua material culrue, and Kensinger's discussions about the process of learning their language and the ways in which the Cashinahua order their world. Essays by other authors examine the artist craft techniques, and artistic evaluation within the community.

 



To order, please call 401-253-8388, or send your name, shipping address and list of publications with a check or money order payable to the Haffenreffer Museum to Publications Department, Haffenreffer Museum, 300 Tower St., Bristol, RI 02809. Please include an additional 10% ($3.00 minimum) for shipping and handling. Volume discounts are available.