Coloring Books

American Ind Paintings Coloring Book

$7.95

The twenty-one drawings in this coloring book are based on paintings created by Native American artists from the Apache, Hopi, Navajo, and Pueblo tribes (the Acoma, Hopi, Jemez, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Zia, and Zuni Pueblos). These artists were students at the Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico. As you can see, their artwork was both traditional and modern in style. They painted American Indian ceremonies and dances and scenes from their daily lives. Animals and nature are important parts of Native American life, as are activities such as gardening and getting together to produce beautiful pottery and other useful crafts.

The artists’ original color paintings are shown as small pictures printed on the inside front and back covers. You can copy their colors or create your own color schemes. The last two pages of the book are blank so you can make pictures of your own. Maybe you would like to draw and color some interesting scenes from your life. What are your connections with nature and animals? Are there special times when you work and celebrate with family and friends? Have fun coloring and exploring!

Selections:

  1. Harrison Begay (Navajo), Untitled, c. 1990. Gouache on paper
  2. Gilbert Martinez (San Ildefonso), Pueblo Indian Wedding, 1953. Gouache on paper
  3. Eliot Suetopka (Hopi), A Red Deer, 1951. Gouache on board. Gift of Henry Dendahl
  4. Wilson Dewey (San Carlos Apache), Picking Cactus Fruit, 1936. Tempera on illustration board. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  5. Lolita Torivio (Acoma), Acoma Woman Picking Chili, 1936. Tempera on board. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  6. Velino Shije Herrera (Zia), Painting Pottery, c. 1928-1930. Gouache on watercolor paper. Gift of Dr. Mary Alice Schively
  7. Alfonso Roybal (San Ildefonso), Firing Pottery, 1953. Gouache on paper. Purchase from Museum of New Mexico Art Gallery
  8. Narciso Abeyta (Navajo), Grazing Horses, 1940. Gouache on paper. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  9. Stanley Mitchell (Navajo), Navajo Dance, 1936. Tempera on paper. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  10. Manuel Trujillo (San Juan), Deer Dance, 1938. Watercolor on illustration board. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  11. Narciso Abeyta (Navajo), Boys Riding Among the Yucca, c. 1933-1934. Gouache on paper. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  12. Diego Salas (Zia), Forest, 1951. Gouache on paper. Gift of Henry Dendahl
  13. Gerald Nailor (Navajo), Wild Horses, 1937. Gouache on board. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  14. Leandro Gutierrez (Santa Clara), Comanche Dance, 1936. Tempera on board. Margretta Dietrich Collection
  15. Sybil Yazzie (Navajo), Navajo Wedding, 1936. Tempera on board
  16. Eileen Lesarlley (Zuni), Zuni Girls with Ollas, 1935. Gouache on paper. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  17. Jose Rey Toledo (Jemez), Navajo Woman Rider, c. 1942. Gouache on illustration board. Gift of Florence M. Schroeder
  18. Narciso Abeyta (Navajo), Untitled, c. 1932-1937. Tempera on paper. Gift of Dorothy Dunn
  19. Sidney Montoya Jr. (San Juan), Shooting the Breeze, 1954. Gouache on paper. Gift of Dr. Mary Alice Schively
  20. Geronima Cruz Montoya (San Juan), Pueblo Crafts (detail), 1937. Tempera on board. Margretta Dietrich Collection
  21. Geronima Cruz Montoya (San Juan), Pueblo Crafts (detail), 1937. Tempera on board. Margretta Dietrich Collection
Publication Date: 
2013-05-20

Anasazi Coloring Book

$4.95

Book Publishing Company, through its imprint Native Voices, works with a diverse group of Native American authors and illustrators from tribes across the Americas. The Blackfoot, Cherokee, Mohawk, Suquamish, Yaqui, and other tribes are represented here in a variety of books for adults and children. Subjects include tribal legends, history, life experiences, Native American resources, where-to-buy guides, and activity books for children.

We feel privileged to be working with these indigenous authors to make their voices heard and to help keep their cultures alive.

A creative way for children to learn about the "Ancient Ones" -- the people of the Southwest who lived in cliff dwellings long ago. For children age 5-12 years.

Publication Date: 
1997-01-01

Birds Peterson Color-In Book

$8.95

From the brilliant blue of an Indigo Bunting to the scarlet red of a Summer Tanager, coloring your own field guide is the most enjoyable way to learn about birds. Each drawing is accompanied by a brief description that educates as it entertains. Place the new color stickers next to the drawings for a visual reference while coloring. Coloring the drawings helps reinforce the color, image, and shape of each bird, improving your memory and perception while offering a pleasant and easy way to learn. Fun for adults as well as children, beginning and experienced naturalists alike.

Indian Design Color Book

$4.99

Seventy-one authentic examples of Indian design from Indian masks, beadwork, pottery, metal, stone, and wood selected and redrawn by Paul Kennedy. Sandpainting of gods, battle scenes, geometric designs, birds, flowers, animal figures, more, by Eskimo, Northwest Coast, Pueblo, Navajo, Plains, Chippewa, and other tribes. All material identified.

Publication Date: 
1971-06-01

Indian Designs - Villasenor

$10.95

Patternsized illustrations of designs suitable for quilts, clothing, embroidery. Each with the source identified.

Publication Date: 
2003-06-01

Mountain Wildlife Color Book

$5.95


Coloring pages, puzzles and line drawing illustrations accompany interesting text about the mammals of the mountain area.

Publication Date: 
1999-12-30

Southwest Ind Color Book

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$4.99

For thousands of years Native Americans have lived and worked in the hot, arid, and often inhospitable lands of the American Southwest. Now artist Peter F. Copeland re-creates the lives and cultures of those Indians in 40 detailed, carefully researched illustrations.
Included are ready-to-color depictions of Southwest Indians of the past and present from the 1840s to 1980s. Among the realistically portrayed figures are Apache chiefs of the late 1800s and an Apache woman making a traditional cradleboard; Navajo weavers, braves, and a medicine man in ceremonial dress; a Pueblo man playing a wooden flute; a Pima basket maker; a modern Hopi farmer and pottery makers; an Acoma woman baking bread; a twentieth-century Mescalero Apache cowboy; tribal drum makers of the Taos pueblo; and many others.
Informative, descriptive captions accompany the illustrations, making this not only an enjoyable collection of pictures to color but also an educational and stimulating introduction to Indian culture."

Publication Date: 
1994-03-14

Southwestern Ind Designs

$6.95

This outstanding collection of 250 images by artist Madeleine Orban-Szontagh accurately depicts the bold designs of Indian arts and crafts of the American Southwest. Clearly drawn in detail, easily reproducible, all copyright-free, they will provide artists and craftspeople with a rich and inexpensive resource of authentic motifs for use in many different types of projects.
The designs have been taken from Hopi ceremonial dress, Zuni shields, and Anasazi pottery; Navajo jewelry, rugs, and sand paintings; designs of birds from ancient Pueblo pottery; and many other sources. This fascinating collection is one that designers and craftspeople will find essential for their design libraries.

Publication Date: 
1992-01-28