Native Peoples - Tlingit & Haida

The indigenous people of Southeast Alaska have a rich culture. We have many wonderful books on native art, customs, and legends.
The Tlingit Indians Cover Image
$80.00
ISBN: 9780295970080
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Published: University of Washington Press - October 1st, 1991

Mythic Beings: Spirit Art of the Northwest Coast Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780295977980
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Published: University of Washington Press - August 1st, 1999

Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780295951027
Availability: Out of Print
Published: University of Washington Press - June 1st, 1970

Spruce Root Basketry of the Haida and Tlingit Cover Image
By Sharon J. Busby, Margaret Davidson (Illustrator), Ronald H. Reeder (Photographer)
$55.00
ISBN: 9780295983172
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Published: Marquand Books - February 1st, 2003

The Haida and the Tlingit people of the northern Northwest Coast are renowned for their outstanding arts, among them elegant spruce-root basketry. Prized by non-Native collectors for more than a century, these finely woven creations are found in museums and private collections all over the world.

Sharon Busby examines the history and evolution of spruce-root basketry, starting with the archaeological evidence of baskets older than the Egyptian pyramids. She describes traditional uses and forms, as well as changes in style when basketry became part of the souvenir trade that developed in the late 1880s. She also describes the heroic efforts of 20th-century Haida and Tlingit teachers who kept the ancient traditions alive and the contemporary weavers who have revitalized the art.

Spruce-Root Basketry of the Haida and Tlingit provides the largest collection of color images of Haida and Tlingit baskets ever published, many of them for the first time. The skillful photography of Ron Reeder presents a visual history of spruce-root basketry from the 1850s to the present. He captures the lustrous patina of the old baskets made for traditional Native uses as well as the impressive variety of baskets made for sale in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Photographs also portrays the baskets made today by weavers who are a living part of a long tradition.

Historical photographs enhance the account of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and provide a visual counterpoint to the vibrant color images of the baskets today. Drawings by Margaret Davidson explain the complex weaving techniques used in these baskets for millennia. The combination of compelling images and informative text makes this book a welcome addition to the literature of basketry and Northwest Coast art for students, collectors, and admirers of this art form.


Alaska Native Ways: What the Elders Have Taught Us Cover Image
By Roy Corral (Photographer), Will Mayo (Introduction by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781558685000
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Published: Graphic Arts Books - August 1st, 2002

Northwest Coast Indian Painting: House Fronts and Interior Screens Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780881927702
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Timber Press (OR) - April 1st, 2006

Anooshi Lingit Aani Ka / Russians in Tlingit America: The Battles of Sitka, 1802 and 1804 Cover Image
By Nora Marks Dauenhauer (Editor), Richard Dauenhauer (Editor), Lydia T. Black (Editor)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780295986012
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Published: University of Washington Press - September 1st, 2008

During My Time Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780295971797
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Published: University of Washington Press - June 1st, 1992

Northern Haida: Master Carvers Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780295980843
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Published: University of Washington Press - September 1st, 2001

The Native People of Alaska Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780936425818
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Published: Wizard Works - January 1st, 2002

Haa Aani / Our Land: Tlingit and Haida Land Rights and Use Cover Image
$38.00
ISBN: 9780295976396
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Published: University of Washington Press - September 1st, 1998