Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A History of Changing Ideas is an impressive volume that presents a sweeping survey of the history of ideas and arguments that have shaped and disputed Northwest Coast First Nations art for more than 250 years. Since the mid-1700s, objects or "art" deriving from the Indigenous cultures of this area have been desired, displayed, and exchanged, classified and interpreted, stolen and confiscated, bought and sold, and displayed again in many parts of the world.
Bill Reid and Beyond: Expanding on Modern Native Art originated in a symposium, The Legacy of Bill Reid: A Critical Inquiry, organized by the University of British Columbia's Museum of Anthropology in 1999. The book includes twenty essays and commentary about the significance of Haida artist Bill Reid (1920-1998). Each contributor brings a distinct perspective to the understanding of Bill Reid's life and artistic career. Essays include critical evaluations from anthropologists, art curators, museum directors, artists, colleagues, and politicians.