Nuu-Chah-Nulth: Voices, History, Objects and Journeys (Hardcover)

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By Alan L. Hoover (Editor)
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"The people of the west coast of Vancouver Island used to be called Nootka by Europeans. We know ourselves as Nuu-chah-nulth, which can be translated as "along the mountains" and refers to our traditional territories." - Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. This is the first collection of essays, articles and interviews about the Nuu-chah-nulth people, who live along the west coast of Vancouver Island (Canada) and the Olympic Peninsula (USA). Alan L. Hoover has assembled a balance of views from inside and outside Nuu-chah-nulth history, culture and art. He presents the collection in four parts: In "Voices," the Mowachaht-Muchalaht and Huu-ay-aht nations recount their own histories, and describe who and where they are today. "Histories" offers fascinating accounts of recent history from outside the Nuu-chah-nulth culture and ancient histories and legends from inside. "Objects" highlights the different interests of those who create objects and those who collect them: are these objects art? Finally, "Journeys" relates the personal and spiritual growth of three Nuu-chah-nulth artists, and how their creations speak about where they came from and where they are now. "Nuu-chah-nulth Voices, Histories, Objects and Journeys" is an important contribution to the understanding of a rich and complex society, and essential reading for anyone interested in Northwest Coast art and culture.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780771895487
ISBN-10: 0771895488
Publisher: Royal British Columbia Museum
Publication Date: July 1st, 2000
Pages: 400
Language: English