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Looking at Totem Poles

Hilary Stewart - 2009 - Social Science - Limited preview
Magnificent and haunting, the tall cedar sculptures called totem poles have become a distinctive symbol of the native people of the Northwest Coast. The powerful carvings of the vital and extraordinary beings such as Sea Bear, Thunderbird and ...

A Most Indispensable Art: Native Fiber Industries from Eastern North America

James B. Petersen - 1996 - East (U.S.) - Limited preview
"This collection of essays chronicles the diversity and richness of one broad category of traditional material culture - fiber industries or textiles - among prehistoric and historic Native Americans in eastern North America. Such industries ...

Cedar: Tree of Life to the Northwest Coast Indians

Hilary Stewart - 2009 - Social Science - Limited preview
From the mighty cedar of the rainforest came a wealth of raw materials vital to the early Northwest Coast Indian way of life, its art and culture. For thousands of years these people developed the tools and technologies to fell the giant cedars ...