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The totem pole : an intercultural history

Author: Aldona Jonaitis; Aaron Glass
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press ; Vancouver : Douglas & MacIntyre, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Northwest Coast totem pole captivates the imagination. From the first descriptions of these tall carved monuments, totem poles have become central icons of the Northwest Coast region and symbols of its Native inhabitants. Although many of those who gaze at these carvings assume that they are ancient artifacts, the so-called totem pole is a relatively recent artistic development, one that has become immensely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aldona Jonaitis; Aaron Glass
ISBN: 9780295989624 0295989629 9781553654216 1553654218
OCLC Number: 489003003
Description: xxvii, 331 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Excursions : toward an intercultural biography of the totem pole --
pt. 1. Totem poles in the colonial imagination --
On commerce and cultures : explorers and merchants encounter carved columns --
The dynamics of settler colonialism, the rise and fall of totem poles, and the emergence of anthropology --
"Places of totemic delight" : significant sights/sites on the Northwest coast --
Totems for tourists : on salvage and salvation --
The expansion of totem pole form : minis, maxis, and multiples (or, the small, the tall, and the kitschy) --
pt. 2. The global circulation of totem poles --
Transforming emblems at museums and expositions : poles in the global village --
"Monuments in multichrome" : totem poles and the promotion of place --
Beyond restoration : the work of Wilson Duff --
High art from rainy places : the "Renaissance" of totem carving --
pt. 3. Current cultures of the totem pole --
Beyond fairs : contemporary cultural tourism and ethnokitsch --
Family trees and tribal treaties : on the politics of poles --
Totem poles and the mediation of colonial encounter --
Appendix A: A selected and annotated list of books on totem poles --
Appendix B: Primary eighteenth and nineteenth-century reports of monumental carvings on the Northwest coast (1778-1900) --
Appendix C: A selection of early illustrations of totem poles and major photographic expeditions (1778-1900) --
Appendix D: A selective list of poles collected or commissioned for destinations abroad (1880-1970) --
Appendix E: A selection of totem poles at regional, national, and international expositions (1876-1994) --
Appendix F: A selection of totem poles at British Columbian and Canadian celebrations --
Appendix G: A selection of poles raised in or for Native communities (1957-1988).
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Jonaitis and Glass invigorate the history and analysis of Northwest Coast totem poles with a neomodernist discussion of how cultural interaction unfolds as a dialogue between groups.--Daniel Read more...

 
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