Haida Monumental Art

George F. MacDonald


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During the last quarter of the nineteenth-century, images of the Haida’s immense cedar houses and soaring totem poles were captured by photographers who travelled to then-remote villages such as Masset and Skidegate to marvel at, and record, what they saw there. Haida Monumental Art includes a large number of these remarkable photographs. They depict the Haida villages at the height of their glory and record their tragic deterioration only a few decades later. In addition, George MacDonald presents an integrated framework for understanding the physical structure of a Haida village, explaining how the houses and poles are part of a fascinating web of myth, family history and Haida cosmology.

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January 1963, PB, 240 pages

ISBN 9780774804844

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George F. MacDonald is an anthropologist and was the director of the Canadian Museum of Civilization from 1983-1998.

Illustrations & Content: b&w photos, illustrations, and maps throughout

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Weight 3.70 lbs
Dimensions 10.5 × 9 in


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