2007 winner of the Wittenborn Memorial Book Award given to the creators of exemplary publications evaluated for excellence in standards of content, documentation, layout and format by the Art Libraries Society of North America.
2007 winner of a Bronze medal in the coffee table category of the Independent Publisher awards. “In their new volume, American Indian Horse Masks, co-written by Mike Cowdrey, Ned and Jody Martin have turned their attention to the exquisite horse gear used by the early Native American horsemen-- specifically accoutrements for the head of a horse. An interesting aspect of the book is that its subject matter, horse masks, started out as a single chapter, but the authors' research turned up what was to be a treasure of information and examples of these rarely seen and somewhat mysterious pieces of horse gear. Used decoratively on horses, horse masks were at one time seen on the mounts of Plains and Plateau warriors who used them ceremoniously in battle up until the introduction of firearms shortly after 1800. Most of the masks have never been shown together, and the Martins have tirelessly brought front and center items still in use and from private collections and museums around the world. This lavishly illustrated and superbly researched book makes an authoritative, yet gorgeous addition to anyone's Western gear library.” --Cowboys and Indians Magazine, Dec. 2006
SIZE: 15 ½” x 12 ½” 106 pages