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Cedar : tree of life to the Northwest Coast Indians

Author: Hilary Stewart
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Douglas & McIntyre ; Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The cedar provided a wealth of raw materials vital to the early Northwest Coast Indian way of life, its art and culture. Author explains, through descriptions and drawings, the tools and techniques used, as well as the superbly crafted objects and their uses--all in the context of daily and ceremonial life.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Stewart
ISBN: 0888944373 9780888944375 0295961600 9780295961606 0295974486 9780295974484 1550544063 9781550544060
OCLC Number: 10950356
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm
Contents: People of the cedar --
Cedar: the tree --
Cedar: the wood --
Cedar: the bark --
Cedar: the withes --
Cedar: the roots --
Cedar: spiritual realms.
Responsibility: Hilary Stewart ; with drawings by the author.

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The cedar provided a wealth of raw materials vital to the early Northwest Coast Indian way of life, its art and culture. Author explains, through descriptions and drawings, the tools and techniques used, as well as the superbly crafted objects and their uses--all in the context of daily and ceremonial life.

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