Native North American Art is the second edition of Janet and Ruth B. Phillips' outstanding publication first released in 1998 through Oxford University Press. This 2015 second edition is a lively introductory survey of Indigenous North American arts from ancient times to the present that explores both the shared themes and imagery found across the continent and the distinctive traditions of each cultural region.
The Early Years of Native American Art History: The Politics of Scholarship and Collecting is a collection of essays dealing with the development of Native American art history as a discipline rather than with particular art works or artists. It focuses on the early anthropologist, museum curators, dealers, and collectors, and on the multiple levels of understanding and misunderstanding, appropriation and reappropriation, that characterized their transactions.
Native North American Art is part of the Oxford History of Art Series and this volume sets out to examine and describe the current state of the arts in contemporary Canada and the United States. Berlo and Phillips are two art historians who bring impeccable credentials to the task. The text introduces to readers an appreciation for the richness and diversity of Indigenous arts from its earliest forms to the installations of modern artists.