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Jill and Joseph McKinstry Book Fund
The Jill and Joseph McKinstry Fund supports books in Native American and Indigenous studies as well as works that deepen our understanding of the distinctive history, culture, and natural history of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
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Living Wisdom from Coast Salish Elders
Dynamic and diverse, Coast Salish culture is bound together by shared values and relations that generate a resilient worldview. Jesintel—"to learn and grow together"—characterizes the spirit of this book, which brings the cultural teachings of...
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Not Native American Art
Fakes, Replicas, and Invented Traditions
The faking of Native American art objects has proliferated as their commercial value has increased, but even a century ago experts were warning that the faking of objects ranging from catlinite pipes to Chumash sculpture...
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Cherokee Earth Dwellers
Stories and Teachings of the Natural World
Ayetli gadogv—to "stand in the middle"—is at the heart of a Cherokee perspective of the natural world. From this stance, Cherokee Earth Dwellers offers a rich understanding of nature grounded in Cherokee creature names, oral...
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Unsettling Native Art Histories on the Northwest Coast
Inseparable from its communities, Northwest Coast art functions aesthetically and performatively beyond the scope of non-Indigenous scholarship, from demonstrating kinship connections to manifesting spiritual power. Contributors to this volume foreground Indigenous understandings in recognition of...
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A Drum in One Hand, a Sockeye in the Other
Stories of Indigenous Food Sovereignty from the Northwest Coast
In the dense rainforest of the west coast of Vancouver Island, the Somass River (c̓uumaʕas) brings sockeye salmon (miʕaat) into the Nuu-chah-nulth community of Tseshaht. C̓uumaʕas and miʕaat are central to the sacred food practices...
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Proud Raven, Panting Wolf
Carving Alaska's New Deal Totem Parks
Among Southeast Alaska’s best-known tourist attractions are its totem parks, showcases for monumental wood sculptures by Tlingit and Haida artists. Although the art form is centuries old, the parks date back only to the waning...
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