Listening to Our Ancestors

SKU: 0792241908

Robert Joseph
Grade Levels:
Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Pacific NW
Book Type:
National Geographic Society
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Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life Along the North Pacific Coast is a co-publication from the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Geographic Society. In text and colour plate the book explores the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest region. Eleven Nations are represented in this exhibition catalogue. Cultural workers and Elders from various cultural centres and local museums collaborated on this effort that takes the reader on a personal tour of the cultures of the Northwest Coast. Each of the eleven Nations' cultures is described in terms of their traditional territories, their spirituality, and worldview through the cultural treasures of their Nations. Coast Salish, Makah, Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka'wakw, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, Tsimshian, Nisga'a, Gitxsan, Haida, Tlingit are presented in this book. Each chapter includes an essay from a community member as well as colour photographs of cultural objects, and quotes from Elders.

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