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Chiefly Feasts: The Enduring Kwakiutl Potlatch

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Book News Annotation:

The magnificent collection of art made by the Kwakiutl Indians of essays, place the ceremonial regalia in context. 101/2x10 British Columbia, assembled in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for the American Museum of Natural History by Franz Boas and George Hunt, lies at the heart of this catalogue conceived to accompany an exhibition which will tour the US and Canada from 1992-1994. More than 100 pieces, selected from this collection and those of other museums, are illustrated in color. Extended captions incorporating information from members of the Kwakiutl community describe their history and acquisition, and over 80 historical photographs, as well as six
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-295) and index.

Table of Contents

The spelling of Kwaþkwala / Wayne Suttles — Chiefly feasts : the creation of an exhibition / Aldona Jonaitis — Streams of property, armor of wealth : the traditional Kwakiutl potlatch / Douglas Cole — George Hunt, collector of Indian specimens / Ira Jacknis — The contemporary potlatch / Gloria Cranmer Webster — Postscript : the treasures of Siwidi / Judith Ostrowitz and Aldona Jonaitis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295971155
Subtitle:
(the enduring Kwakiutl potlatch )
Publisher:
University of Washington Press ;
Location:
Seattle :
Subject:
Potlatch
Subject:
Kwakiutl Indians
Subject:
Kwakiutl art.
Subject:
Kwakiutl
Series Volume:
no. 683
Publication Date:
c1991
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
300 p.

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