Haida Monumental Art: Villages of the Queen Charlotte Islands is the 2014 reissue of the original 1984 publication limited-edition publication by George F. MacDonald director of the Canadian Museum of Civilization from 1983-1998. During the last quarter of the nineteenth-century, images of the Haida’s immense cedar houses and soaring totem poles were captured by photographers who travelled to then-remote villages such as Masset and Skidegate to marvel at, and record, what they saw there. The 228-page volume includes a large number of these remarkable photographs (274 duotone and 18 colour photographs). They depict the Haida villages at the height of their glory and record their deterioration only a few decades later. In addition, George MacDonald presents an integrated framework for understanding the physical structure of a Haida village, explaining how the houses and poles are part of a fascinating web of traditional narrative, family history and Haida cosmology. This edition contains the complete text from the first edition, including site plans and detailed descriptions of fifteen major villages and several smaller sites, which are catalogued by house and pole. The volume includes 23 maps of the region.