Late 19th C./Early 20th C. Plains Artwork

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Late 19th C./Early 20th C. Plains Artwork

Brief true/false quiz about late 19th century and early 20th century Northern and Southern Plains art.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In traditional Plains cultures, men and women had complementary artistic skills and could collaborate on the same piece.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Cheyenne women who were members of artistic guilds could be paid for their work and accumulate great wealth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    “Parfleche” comes from the French term meaning “From animal skin.”
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Moccasins with beadwork on their soles were only made for the dead to wear when buried.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Traditional Plains artists had a sense of intellectual property rights, i.e. certain individuals or families owned designs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Reservation Era marked a decline and almost loss of beadwork.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Métis are European captives adopted into First Nations tribes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Before European contact, tribes from all regions commonly had art forms that documented their historical developments in various media.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Plains artists first became easel artists (i.e. using Western media and techniques) in the 20th century.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Oscar Jacobson, Swedish-American painter, first taught the Kiowa Five how to paint.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False