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Title A song to the creator : traditional arts of Native American women of the plateau / edited by Lillian A. Ackerman.
Imprint Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [1996]

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Subject Indian women -- Material culture -- Northwest Coast of North America -- Exhibitions.
Indian women -- Material culture -- Northwest, Pacific -- Exhibitions.
Indian art -- Northwest Coast of North America -- Exhibitions.
Indian art -- Northwest, Pacific -- Exhibitions.
Indian women -- Northwest Coast of North America -- Social life and customs -- Exhibitions.
Indian women -- Northwest, Pacific -- Social life and customs -- Exhibitions.
Alt Name Ackerman, Lillian A. (Lillian Alice)
Washington State University. Museum of Art.
NetLibrary, Inc.
Description xvi, 174 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 29 cm
Note Catalog of an exhibit at the Museum of Art, Washington State University, 1996.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-164) and index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2000. Available via the World Wide Web. Available in multiple electronic file formats. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries.
ISBN 0585169721 (electronic bk.) : $19.95
0806128763 (alk. paper)
0806128771
OCLC # 44954924
Additional Format Original (DLC) 96032388 (OCoLC)35128153.
Table of Contents
 "Plateau Women" / Elizabeth Woody 
 Acknowledgments / Barbara Coddington 
 Preface / Mari Watters, Ann McCormack 
 The Legend of Tsagaglalal "She Who Watches" / Emory M. Strong3
 Introduction. Plateau Women and Their Culture / Lillian A. Ackerman5
 Maps of the Plateau6
Ch. 1Storytelling 
  Old-One and the Creation of the Nicola Country / James A. Teit17
  Creation / Virginia Beavert19
  Why Spider Has Such Long Legs / Mourning Dove26
  How My Grandmother Received Her Healing Power / Ella E. Clark28
  Interview with Rena Katherine Ramsey31
Ch. 2Weaving 
  Origin of Basket Weaving / Virginia Beavert35
  Coyote Meets Wind and Some Others / Mourning Dove39
  Basketry Styles of the Plateau Region / Lynette Miller41
  The Baskets and the Klickitats / Minnie Marie Slockish55
  Preserving an Art: Klikitat Basketry / Nettie Jackson, Mary Schlick57
  Interview with Nettie Jackson61
  Interview with Elaine Emerson63
  Interview with Rose Frank65
Ch. 3Hideworking 
  The Invisible Dress / Elizabeth Woody69
  Plateau Native Leather Clothing, Traditional and Modern / Richard Conn71
  Tanning a Hide / Mourning Dove81
  Interview with Elsie Selam and Sarah Quaempts85
  Wew Luqse Ii-quni-mah (Wanting to Learn the Old Wisdom) / Ann McCormack86
  Interview with Ada Patrick93
  Interview with Armenia Miles97
  Interview with Mary Ann Meanus101
Ch. 4Embroidery and the Ornamental Arts 
  Ant and the Beads / James A. Teit103
  Old-One Teaches the People the Use of Ornaments / James A. Teit105
  Lewis and Clark Expedition Journal Excerpts / Meriwether Lewis106
  Beadwork and Cultural Identity on the Plateau / Kate Duncan106
  Interview with Inez Hubert118
  Interview with Joanne Bigcrane120
  Interview with Mary E. Williams132
  Interview with Louella Friedlander135
Ch. 5Music 
  Wyakin Song of Walla Walla Po / Elizabeth Penney Wilson139
  Women and Music in the Plateau / Judy Jones, Loran Olsen143
  Interview with Geraldine Jim157
 Afterword / Patricia Grieve Watkinson158
 References159
 Contributors165
 Index171