Raven's Village

Raven's Village

The Myths, Arts, and Traditions of Native People From the Pacific Northwest Coast : Guide to the Grand Hall, Canadian Museum of Civilization

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Univ of Toronto Pr
This richly illustrated book recounts the stories behind the magnificent totem poles and traditional houses on display in the Grand Hall at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The stories that surround the human, animal and supernatural figures that appear on Native totem poles, in housefront paintings and in sculptures are vividly retold and interpreted according to their symbolic meaning. The importance of myths today is explored: because myths represent archetypes, or patterns of life and thought, they are universally valid, and reveal the dynamic processes at work within the human psyche. Raven`s Village gives insight into the traditional lifestyle of the six cultural groups represented in the exhibition - the Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth, Central Coast, Nuxalk, Haida and Tsimshian. The book also describes the reconstructed archaeological dig at the far end of the Grand Hall. The dig represents over 5,000 years of Native habitation, and illustrates many strong cultural traditions that continue to find expression in the modern world.

Univ of Washington Pr

This richly illustrated book recounts the stories behind the magnificent totem poles and traditional houses on display in the Grand Hall at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The stories that surround the human, animal and supernatural figures that appear on Native totem poles, in housefront paintings, and in sculptures are vividly retold and interpreted according to their symbolic meaning.

Six cultural groups are represented--the Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth, Central Coast, Nuxalk, Haida, and Tsimshian. The book also describes an archaeological dig representing over 5,000 years of Native habitation, and illustrating many cultural traditions that continue toind expression in the modern world.



Publisher: Hull, QU : Canadian Museum of Civilization, c1995
ISBN: 9780660140353
0660140357
Characteristics: x, 53 p. : ill ; 18 x 26 cm

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