Faces in the Forest


Author:
Blackstock, Michael D.
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Dene, Gitxsan, Multiple Nations, Nisga'a, Tlingit
Book Type:
HC
Pages:
224
Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press

Price:
Sale price$95.00

Description

Faces in the Forest: First Nations Art Created on Living Trees is a 224-page book that examines the cultural and spiritual understandings of Northwest Coast tree art from the by Gitxsan, Nisga'a, Tlingit, and Dene Nations. Michael Blackstock, a forester and an artist, takes us into the sacred forest, revealing the mysteries of carvings, paintings, and writings done on living trees by First Nations people. Blackstock details this rare art form through oral histories related by the Elders, blending spiritual and academic perspectives on Native art, cultural geography, and traditional ecological knowledge. Michael D. Blackstock is Aboriginal affairs manager in the Ministry of Forests, British Columbia.

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