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Cedar: Tree of Life to the Northwest Coast Indians

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From the giant cedar of the rainforest came a wealth of raw materials vital to the way of life, art and culture of the early First Nations people of the Northwest Coast. All parts of the cedar tree had many uses. From the wood, skilled men made ocean-going canoes, massive post-and-beam houses, monumental carved poles that declared history, rights and lineage, and powerful dance masks. Women dextrously wove the inner bark into mats and baskets, plied it into cordage and netting or processed it into soft, warm, water-repellent clothing. They also made the strong withes into heavy-duty rope and wove the roots into watertight baskets. Hilary Stewart explains, through her vivid descriptions, 550 detailed drawings and 50 photographs, the tools and techniques used, as well as the superbly crafted objects and their uses - all in the context of daily and ceremonial life. Anecdotes, oral history and the accounts of early explorers, traders, missionaries and native elders highlight the text.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-187) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295974484
Foreword:
Reid, Bill
Author:
Reid, Bill
Author:
Stewart, Hilary
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Location:
Vancouver, B.C. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Flowers, plants and trees
Subject:
Criticism - Native American
Subject:
American - Native American
Subject:
Cedar
Subject:
Indian wood-carving
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Series Volume:
EA-2508
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192 p.
Dimensions:
9.00x10.06x.61 in. 1.12 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Native American » Pacific Northwest
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Flora of the Pacific Northwest
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Trees and Shrubs
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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