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. Whether from First Nations or Non-Native perspectives the writers bring their stories about Reid as a Haida, a jeweler, artist, activist, friend, mentor, and grandfather. Contributors include Nika Collison, Ruth B. Phillips, Miles Richardson, Doris Shadbolt, Bill McLennan, George Rammell, Guujaaw, Gwaganad (Diane Brown), Karen Duffek, Alan L. Hoover, Marcia Crosby, David Summers, Aldona Jonaitis, Doug Cranmer, Ki-ke-in (Ron Hamilton), Aaron Glass, Scott Watson, Charlotte Townsend-Gault, Marianne Nicolson, Leslie Dawn, and Loretta Todd. The themes cover Native and Haida identity, the nature of Aboriginal and Northwest Coast art, authenticity and tradition, and the much discussed ôrenaissanceö of Northwest Coast Native art. Reid's life is placed within the political, social, and economic contexts of the times, and the papers discuss his artistic career in terms of Canadian and international art circles. Some of the most personal and thought-provoking essays are written by First Nations colleagues and artists including Loretta Todd, Miles Richardson, Guujaaw, Gwaganad (Diane Brown), Ki-ke-in (Ron Hamilton), Marianne Nicolson, Diane Brown, and Doug Cranmer. A moving foreword by Reid's granddaughter Nika Collison sets the tone of the volume that looks at the remarkable career of a Haida artist.