The Raven Steals the Light is the reissue of a timeless collection of Haida narratives, with a new preface by Claude LÃ©vi-Strauss. Ten masterful, complex drawings by Bill Reid are accompanied by ten episodes from Haida narratives told by Bill Reid and Robert Bringhurst. The result brings Haida art and story alive as never before in an English-speaking world.
Bill Reid reissued in 2003 celebrating the artist and his work was first published in 1986. For the updated edition, Doris Shadbolt has written a new chapter covering Reid's last years from 1987 to 1998, including his masterwork, the great bronze sculpture titled The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, as well as the moving details of his ceremonial Haida burial on Haida Gwaii. When Bill Reid, one of North America's great artists, died on March 13, 1998, he left behind a legacy of magnificent art that drew deeply on that of his Haida ancestors.
During My Time: Florence Edenshaw Davidson, A Haida Woman is the first life history of a Northwest Coast woman. Florence Davidson, daughter of noted Haida carver and chief Charles Edenshaw, was born in 1896. As one of the few living Haida elders knowledgeable about her culture, she was an important link with the past. Living in Masset on the Queen Charlotte Islands, some fifty miles off the northwest coast of British Columbia, Florence Davidson grew up in an era of dramatic change for her people.
OUT OF PRINT The Haida by Raymond Bial is part of the Lifeways series published by Benchmark Books. This title discusses the culture and history of the Haida Nation. The Haida traditional homeland is Haida Gwaii, their name for the Queen Charlotte Islands located off the Northwest Coast. The author begins the book with a version of the Haida creation story then goes on to explain the nature of the geography of the location.
Storm Boy makes an excellent read aloud picture book about a Haida boy from the Northwest Coast. During a canoe trip, the boy lands in the ocean. There he finds incredibly large people under a strange sky. In fact these are Killer Whale people who live in the ocean. There the boy is greeted and he joins in the people's feast, learning new dances and sharing dances from his village. The Chief realizes the boy is homesick and the boy is safely returned to his village and family. Accelerated Reader Level: 3.8
The Native Stories from Keepers of the Animals contains 24 traditional stories from Indigenous North American Nations retold by Joseph Bruchac. This rich collection of stories is organized around the importance of our relatives, the animals. From creation, celebration, vision, and survival, the reader is introduced to these important stories about animals that contain several teachings.
Native North American Art is part of the Oxford History of Art Series and this volume sets out to examine and describe the current state of the arts in contemporary Canada and the United States. Berlo and Phillips are two art historians who bring impeccable credentials to the task. The text introduces to readers an appreciation for the richness and diversity of Indigenous arts from its earliest forms to the installations of modern artists.