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Author Hillaire, Pauline, 1929 or 1931-2016.
Title A totem pole history : the work of Lummi carver Joe Hillaire / Pauline Hillaire, Gregory P. Fields.
Imprint Lincoln, Nebraska : University of Nebraska Press, [2013]

Series Studies in the anthropology of North American Indians
Studies in the anthropology of North American Indians.
Subject Hillaire, Joe, 1894-1967.
Lummi Indians -- Biography.
Indian artists -- Washington (State) -- Biography.
Indian wood-carving -- Washington (State)
Totem poles -- Washington (State)
Alt Name Fields, Gregory P., 1961-
Description 1 online resource.
Summary "Joseph Hillaire (Lummi, 1894-1967) is recognized as one of the great Coast Salish artists, carvers, and tradition-bearers of the twentieth century. In A Totem Pole History, his daughter Pauline Hillaire, Sca;lla-Of the Killer Whale (b. 1929), who is herself a well-known cultural historian and conservator, tells the story of her father's life and the traditional and contemporary Lummi narratives that influenced his work. A Totem Pole History contains seventy-six photographs, including Joe's most significant totem poles, many of which Pauline watched him carve. She conveys with great insight the stories, teachings, and history expressed by her father's totem poles. Eight contributors provide essays on Coast Salish art and carving, adding to the author's portrayal of Joe's philosophy of art in Salish life, particularly in the context of twentieth century intercultural relations. This engaging volume provides an historical record to encourage Native artists and brings the work of a respected Salish carver to the attention of a broader audience."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Contents ; List of Illustrations; List of Maps; A Note on Lummi Terms; Nomination of Pauline Hillaire for the National Heritage Fellowship; A Call to Carvers; Introduction; Scälla, Of the Killer Whale: A Brief Biography; PART ONE : Joe Hillaire; 1 Carving; 2 Power of the Bear: Memories of My Father, Joe Hillaire; 3 Kwul-kwul'tw, Spirit of the War Club: Religious Man, Renaissance Man; PART TWO: Coast Salish Art and Carving; 4 Straits Salish Sculpture; 5 Joseph Raymond Hillaire: Lummi Artist-Diplomat; 6 Coast Salish Carving: Our Work Is Our Identity.
7 I Look to the Old People: Reflectionson Joe Hillaire and Carving8 A Thin Red Line: Pigments and Paint Technology of the Northwest Coast; 9 Maintaining Integrity: Totem Pole Conservation and the Restoration of the Centennial History Pole; 10 Archetypes from Cedar: Myth and Coast Salish Story Poles; 11 Artists Were the First Historians: Spiritual Significance of Coast Salish Carving; PART THREE : Totem Poles of Joe Hillaire; 12 Bellingham Centennial History Pole; 13 Schelangen Story Pole; 14 Kobe-Seattle Sister Cities Friendship Pole; 15 Land in the Sky Story Pole.
16 Man in Transition Story Pole17 T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge Entrance Pole; 18 Bronson Story Pole; 19 Halibut Fisherman Story Pole I; 20 Halibut Fisherman Story Pole II; 21 Double-Headed Wolf Totem; PART FOUR : Lummi Oral History and Tradition; 22 Some Place-Names from Lummi History; 23 Canoes; 24 Longhouses of Long Ago; 25 A Wedding in Lummi History; 26 How the Lummi Came to Their Present Abode; 27 The Lummi at Treaty-Making Time; 28 Tsats-mun-ton; 29 Four Generations of Medicine Men; 30 The Mink Family and the Raccoon Family; 31 Stommish: Revival of the Water Festival; 32 Signs of the Seasons.
AppendixBibliography; List of Contributors; Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781461948087 (electronic bk.)
1461948088 (electronic bk.)
1299993079 (electronic bk.)
9781299993075 (electronic bk.)
9780803249509 (electronic bk.)
0803249500 (electronic bk.)
9780803240971 (hardback)
080324097X (hardback)
ISBN/ISSN 99957576640
JSTOR purchased
OCLC # 860922992
Additional Format Print version: Hillaire, Pauline, 1929- Totem pole history. 9780803240971 080324097X (DLC) 2013021876 (OCoLC)839395865