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Totem Poles of the Pacific Northwest Coast

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ISBN-10: 0881922951

ISBN-13: 9780881922950

Edition: 1987

Authors: Edward Malin

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This survey of totem poles from the Tlingit settlements of Alaska to the Kwakiutl villages of Vancouver Island examines the traditions that led to their creation. It includes both the author's vivid drawings of totem poles and historical photographs of early native settlements.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 195
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Edward Malin is an anthropologist whose professional life has been dedicated to the study of Northwest Coast Indians. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in cultural anthropology and East Asian studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Before retiring from the Japanese studies program at the University of Portland, he served as chairman of the humanities department at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon; chairman and associate professor in social sciences at Marylhurst College; teacher of folklore and cultural anthropology at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon; and a consultant with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts & Crafts…    

The Practice of Raising Carved Poles
Defining the Totem Pole
Totem Poles and Native Culture
The People and their Environment
The Sea and the Land
The Tribes
Tribal Map
The Villages
House and House Names
The Antiquity of Totem Poles
A Forest of Poles
The Prototype Poles
The Subject Matter on Poles
Stylistic Characteristics
The Haida Style
The Tsimshian Style
The Tlingit Style
The Kwakiutl Styles
The Bella Coola Style
West Coast Style
The Social Role of Totem Poles
The Potlatching System
Potlatching Involving Totem Poles
Raising a Pole
The Host's Role in Pole Raising
The Wood Carver's Role
The Carver's Approach to the Poles
Triumph and Tragedy: An Era Vanishes
The Assaults on the Culture
Banning the Potlatch
Conservative Holdouts
The Totem Pole Exporting Period
New Poles for Old
The Awakening
The Beginning of Salvage and Restoration Programs
Implementation of Training Programs
The New Indian Act
New Poles, New Directions
References and Suggested Reading