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Picture-Writing

of the Texas Indians

A.T. Jackson

 Gustav's Library Vintage Reprint

Another great resource devoted to the various picture writing methods employed by the Texas Indians.

This 7" x 10-1/2", 490 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint is illustrated with 49 maps and 324 plates (7 in full color). $29.95

   

 

Sample  Plates and Maps (click image to enlarge)

CONTENTS

Editor's Note
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Distribution of Petrographic Sites by Counties
Place Names Derived from Pictures
Classes of Picture-Writings4
Age Groups of Pictures
Attempts at Preservation
PART I
Rock Pictures on Bluffs, Cave Walls and Boulders
Data by Sites
El Paso County, Texas
Hudspeth County
Otero County, New Mexico
Culberson County, Texas
Reeves County
Jeff Davis County
Presidio County
Chihuahua, Mexico
Brewster County, Texas
Pecos County133
Ward County
Loving County
Winkler County
Upton County
Crockett County
Terrell County
Val Verde County
Edwards County
Kinney County
Uvalde County
Real County
Kerr County
Kimble County
Gillespie County
Mason County
Llano County
San Saba County
McCulloch County
Concho County
Coke County
Nolan County
Shackelford County
Stephens County
Burnet County
Bell County
Coryell County
McLennan County
Henderson County
Williamson County
Sutton County
Oldham County
Randall County
Armstrong County
Briscoe County
Motley County
Potter County
Abrading Marks at Various Texas Sites
Summary of Design Elements
Use of Various Colors
PART II
Tree Pictures
Edwards County
Palo Pinto County
San Saba County
Wood County
Old Maps Show Comanche Trail
PART III
Pictures on Movable Objects
Painted Pebbles
Painted Sticks
Painted Gourd
Painted Matting and Basketry
Small Carved Stones
Edwards County
Williamson County
Bell County
Llano County
San Saba County
Coleman County
Johnson County
Hopkins County
Cass County
Picture-Writing on Bones
Paintings on Deer Scapula
Paintings on Buffalo Scapula
Utilitarian Paintings on Buffalo Bones
Picture-Writing on Hides
Painted Buffalo Robe
Comparison With Other Painted Skins
Paintings on Shields
Shields of Comanche Jack
Shield in Sul Ross Museum
Attempted Magical and Utilitarian Uses of Shield Designsó Kiowa Calendar
PART IV
Late Historic and Modern Paintings
Late Historic Pictographs
Modern Indian Paintings
PART V
Classification and Distribution of Design Elements
Conventionalized Human Figures
Square-Shouldered Figures
Figures in the Round
Positions of the Arms
Headdresses
Feather Decorations
Phallic Representations
The Human Hand
Types of Handprints by Counties
Frequency of Right and Left Handprints
Footprints
Mission and Other European Influences
The Missions
Mission Paintings
Other Historic Pictures
Guidons, Banners and Flags
Weapons
Atlatls and Shafts
Bows and Arrows
Rabbit Sticks or Throwing Clubs
Projectile Points and Projectiles
Projectile Points With Attached Cords
Simplified and Conventionalized Shields
Clubs, Axes and Adzes or Picks
European Weapons
Other Pictures Representing Human Workmanship
Tepees
Possible Earthenware or Gourd Vessels
Pipes and Pipe-Like Elements
Spectacle-Like Elements
Lower Life
Animal Representations
Mountain Sheep
Buffalo and Longhorn Cattle
Deer and Antelope
Abbreviated, Fantastic and Conventionalized Animals
Carnivorous Animals
Animals Colored or Pecked in Part
Animal Pelts
Animal and Bird Tracks
Other Forms of Life
The Thunderbird and Realistic Birds
Serpents
Turtles, Fish, Frogs and Lizards
Butterflies and Other Insects
Trees and Plants
Same Motivation in Different Types of Pictures
Projectile Wounds
Ground-Line Pictures
Geometric and Symbolic Designs
Sun Symbols
Clouds, Lightning, Rain and Water Symbols
Ladder-Like Elements
Connected Circles, Concentric Circles and Dots
Rake-Like Elements
Figure Eight Elements
The Cross
Design Elements Resembling Letters of the Alphabet
Zigzags
Anchor-Like Elements
Enclosures of Lines, Dots and Dashes
Boat-Like Elements
Hourglass-Like Elements
Scroll and Terrace Elements
Blanket-Like Designs
PART VI
Materials and Methods of Picture-Writing
Materials and Their Preparation
Painting
Pecked and Carved Pictures
PART VII
Possible Ages and Authorship of Pictures
Ages
Authorship
PART VIII
Meaning, Purpose and Importance
Comparison of Rock Pictures and Pottery Designs
The Rapid Passing of the Pictures
Need for Preservation
PART IX
Conclusions
Bibliography
Index