Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska features more than 200 objects representing the masterful artistry and design traditions of twenty Alaska Native peoples. Based on a collaborative exhibition created by Alaska Native communities, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, and the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, this richly illustrated volume celebrates both the long-awaited return of ancestral treasures to their native homeland and the diverse cultures in which they were created.
Learning By Designing: Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian Art, volume 2 is the follow-up manual for Learning By Designing volume 1 and takes the reader further into an understanding of Northwest Coast First Nations art and design. The authors Jim Gilbert and Karin Clark provide teachers and students with a basic introduction to the art of the Northwest Coast as well as an understanding First Nations ethics and philosophy.
Learning By Designing: Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian Art, volume 1 is a comprehensive reference tool for anyone interested in the art designs of the Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations. Karin Clark and Jim Gilbert have provided an especially detailed resource that draws on their combined talents as educator and art teacher. While neither author has First Nations ancestry, they have both studied with and interviewed Northwest Coast artists and Elders.
War of the Eagles is an historical novel set on the West Coast of Canada during the period of the Second World War. The main character is fourteen-year-old Jed, whose English father currently serves in Europe flying fighter planes for the RAF. Jed's Haida/Tsimshian mother works as the cook for the local Canadian military base nearby. Jed and his best friend, Tadashi Fukushima, a Japanese boy who lives with his family in a nearby fishing village, find interesting after school activities. Jed begins work as a part-time hunter for the army camp to supplement the military rations.
Art historian Aldona Jonaitis provides an overview of Northwest Coast First Nations art traditions. The work covers the continuous nature of the artistic endeavours of the First Nations from Puget Sound to Haida Gwaii and Alaska. Traditional and contemporary art from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are described. Artists of particular interest are Charles Edenshaw, Bill Reid, Susan Point, Frederick Alexie, Selina Peratrovich, Preston Singletary, Marianne Nicholson and Eric Robertson. The volume includes a bibliography, extensive index, colour photographs, and a map.
Description will be updated soon. A fascinating history of one missionary wife's experiences in the field among the Tsimshian people of the Northwest Coast. Emma Crosby (1849-1926) was most often in the shadow of her Methodist missionary husband. From her letters and papers donated by the family to the University of British Columbia Library, an historian and Ojibwe literacy professor combine their perspectives into the unique world of a missionary wife.
Solomon's Tree was selected for the 2004 First Nation Communities Read program by Ontario's First Nations Public Libraries. Their endorsement of this title is well justified. In this contemporary story set on the Northwest Coast, a Native boy learns about the cycle of life and traditional art when a special maple tree is felled during a storm. Solomon is an only child in a warm and loving Northwest Coast Native family. He finds hours of joy and comfort as he plays in the family's large maple tree.
OUT OF PRINT The hardcover edition of Solomon's Tree is currently unavailable from the publisher. The paper edition of Solomon's Tree is currently available. Solomon's Tree was selected for the 2004 First Nation Communities Read program by Ontario's First Nations Public Libraries. Their endorsement of this title is well justified. In this contemporary story set on the Northwest Coast, a Native boy learns about the cycle of life and traditional art when a special maple tree is felled during a storm. Solomon is an only child in a warm and loving Northwest Coast Native family.
Potlatch: A Tsimshian Celebration is a colourful photo-essay about a 13-year-old Tsimshian boy and his father's home community, Metlakatla, Alaska as they participate in a Potlatch. David Boxley spends the summer with his father in the community where his father grew up. A brief history of the Tsimshian of the Northwest Coast explains their geographic location and culture. An important ceremony known as the Potlatch commemorates important events such as the death of a chief and the inheritance of the replacement chief.