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By Hillaire, Joe; Fields, Gregory P.; Hillaire, Pauline

ISBN-10: 080324097X

ISBN-13: 9780803240971

ISBN-10: 0803249500

ISBN-13: 9780803249509

ISBN-10: 1299993079

ISBN-13: 9781299993075

ISBN-10: 1461948088

ISBN-13: 9781461948087

Joseph Hillaire (Lummi, 1894–1967) is well-known as one of many nice Coast Salish artists, carvers, and tradition-bearers of the 20th century. In A Totem Pole History, his daughter Pauline Hillaire, Scälla–Of the Killer Whale (b. 1929), who's herself a widely known cultural historian and conservator, tells the tale of her father’s existence and the normal and modern Lummi narratives that prompted his work.

A Totem Pole History includes seventy-six pictures, together with Joe’s most vital totem poles, a lot of which Pauline watched him carve. She conveys with nice perception the tales, teachings, and heritage expressed through her father’s totem poles. 8 members supply essays on Coast Salish artwork and carving, including to the author’s portrayal of Joe’s philosophy of artwork in Salish lifestyles, rather within the context of 20th century intercultural relations.

This enticing quantity offers an ancient list to inspire local artists and brings the paintings of a revered Salish carver to the eye of a broader audience.

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Halpin, Totem Poles, 16. 4. Halpin, Totem Poles, 18. 5. Jonaitis and Glass, The Totem Pole, 4. 6. Whatcom Museum staff, A Report, 6–8. Introduction xxxvii Scälla, Of the Killer Whale A Brief Biography Rebecca Chamberlain Long ago, when the world was new, everything and everybody had a spirit. With that spirit they could communicate with each other. Rocks could talk, animals could talk, fish and little crabs could talk. Many Native American songs express this communication between people and nature.

All of his success as an accomplished artist, historian, and cultural leader meant nothing unless he could pass on his insights, and he let her know that he saw in her a person who could master highly spiritual and intellectual work. His belief drew out her potential. He knew that the seeds of his conversations would grow with her in the future. After high school, Pauline left home to attend the Haskell Indian College in Kansas (known today as Haskell Indian Nations University), earning straight As and a business degree.

As the baby floated along the beach it met a crane, fox, eagle, rabbit, and seagull. ” It pushed it away, but it was still happy. Even when it was rejected, it didn’t feel alienated. The baby drifted as far as the Stommish grounds today. There was a gorgeous, shining, white-headed eagle. ” “Look west,” the eagle told the baby. The baby looked to the west, and the sun was setting, gold, orange, red, and purple colors in the sky and on the water. ” That’s where the dance group got its name: Children of the Setting Sun.

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