Native North American art

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Native North American art Traditional art produced by the indigenous peoples of North America. The Inuit of the Arctic area have been producing ivory carvings since prehistoric times and are also noted for their ceremonial masks (made from driftwood or whalebone). The nw region is best known for its totem poles, while in California, basket-weaving and pottery were specialities. Similar crafts were practised by the Pueblo peoples of the sw, who also created remarkable prehistoric wall paintings. The decoration of animal hides was popular in the Great Plains, while in the Eastern Woodlands, there was a preference for copper ornaments and stone carvings.

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