TSA TOKE ON INDIAN ART
Due to his retiring nature and feeling that he might not
the Indian ceases to exhibit any of what
little work he may have done.
Consequently the public,
or rather those who appreciate art, were led
that none of the fine arts existed among the Indians.
One may learn much about the Indian through a study
of his art,
for by his art the Indian expresses much of his
life of which the other
races of people know little or
To the majority of the
public he is just an Indian, with
an expressionless mask-like face. To
the average person
the Indian is usually conceived and portrayed in his
paint and feathers, carrying the suggestion that nothing
would be more pleasing to him in the olden days than
to create war and
bloodshed, slaughtering, scalping his
enemies and leaving everything
around him in ashes.
They think he wanted to attack helpless humans.
this be as it may, but aside from this, did you know that
behind the stoical mask there is a soul with the same
impulses and longings,
the same thirst for the higher
things in life - probably with a more
feeling than many of the white men? He appeals to all