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Chiefs of the Sea and Sky

Haida Heritage Sites of the Queen Charlotte Islands

UBC Press

Presents an overview of extensive research carried out by archeologist George MacDonald in the 1960s and 1970s to document the history of the Haida villages of the Queen Charlotte Islands.

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Dear Nan

Letters of Emily Carr, Nan Cheney, and Humphrey Toms

Edited by Doreen Walker
UBC Press

This collection includes 150 letters Emily Carr wrote to her friends Nan Cheney and Humphrey Toms, and 100 other letters relating mainly to Emily Carr written between 1930 to 1945, the most prolific period in Carr's career as both painter and writer.

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Kachina Dolls

The University of Arizona Press

Much has been written about the popular kachina dolls carved by the Hopi Indians of northern Arizona, but little has been revealed about the artistry behind them. Now Helga Teiwes describes the development of this art form from early traditional styles to the action-style kachina dolls made popular in galleries throughout the world, and on to the kachina sculptures that have evolved in the last half of the 1980s.

Teiwes explains the role of the Katsina spirit in Hopi religion and that of the kachina doll—the carved representation of a Katsina—in the ritual and economic life of the Hopis. In tracing the history of the kachina doll in Hopi culture, she shows how these wooden figures have changed since carvers came to be influenced by their marketability among Anglos and how their carving has been characterized by increasingly refined techniques.

Unique to this book are Teiwes's description of the most recent trends in kachina doll carving and her profiles of twenty-seven modern carvers, including such nationally known artists as Alvin James Makya and Cecil Calnimptewa. Enhancing the text are more than one hundred photographs, including twenty-five breathtaking color plates that bring to life the latest examples of this popular art form.

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Cannibal Tours and Glass Boxes

The Anthropology of Museums

UBC Press

Cannibal Tours and Glass Boxes poses a number of probing questions about the role and responsibility of museums and anthropology in the contemporary world.

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The Early Years of Native American Art History

The Politics of Scholarship and Collecting

UBC Press

This collection of essays deals with the development of Native American art history as a discipline.

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Kwakiutl String Figures

UBC Press

Kwakiutl String Figures will interest students of comparative cultures and will delight all who have time (and string) on their hands.

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