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The Resource Alaska's totem poles, by Pat Kramer ; foreword by David A. Boxley

Alaska's totem poles, by Pat Kramer ; foreword by David A. Boxley

Label
Alaska's totem poles
Title
Alaska's totem poles
Statement of responsibility
by Pat Kramer ; foreword by David A. Boxley
Title variation
Totem poles
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Alaska is home to some of the world's oldest totem poles. Once craved to signify family and rank to others in the community, they now express the pride and identity of First Nations people. In Alaska's Totem Poles, Pat Kramer writes that they are North Americas' most unique contribution to the world of aboriginal art. She provides information on the history of totem poles, the legends that inspire them, and the customs and ceremonies that surround carving and erecting totem poles. Readers will also meet the carvers of past and present and learn where they can see famous totem poles
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kramer, Pat
Dewey number
979.8004/9712
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.T65
LC item number
K73 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Totem poles
  • Indians of North America
  • Indian wood-carving
  • Indians of North America
  • Alaska
Label
Alaska's totem poles, by Pat Kramer ; foreword by David A. Boxley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [95]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to Alaska's totems: Totem people -- Importance of cedar -- Carving a totem pole -- Early totem sightings -- Golden age of totem poles -- Devastating changes -- Symbol of the Pacific Northwest -- Totem traditions: Pacific Northwest Coast Indian Society -- Traditional potlatch -- Harvesting decayed totems -- Totem renaissance -- Tradition evolves -- Totem crest figures: Carving styles -- Color on totems -- Totem realities -- Totem crests -- Frequently asked questions about totem poles -- Visiting Alaska's totem poles: Anchorage -- Angoon -- Fairbanks -- Hoonah -- Juneau -- Kake -- Ketchikan -- Klukwan and Haines -- Metlakatla -- Prince of Wales Island -- Seattle, Washington -- Sitka -- Wrangel -- Further reading -- Index
Control code
ocm53170375
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
94 pages, [2] pages
Isbn
9780882405858
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003021338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
Stock number
1232088
System control number
(Sirsi) o53170375
Label
Alaska's totem poles, by Pat Kramer ; foreword by David A. Boxley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [95]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to Alaska's totems: Totem people -- Importance of cedar -- Carving a totem pole -- Early totem sightings -- Golden age of totem poles -- Devastating changes -- Symbol of the Pacific Northwest -- Totem traditions: Pacific Northwest Coast Indian Society -- Traditional potlatch -- Harvesting decayed totems -- Totem renaissance -- Tradition evolves -- Totem crest figures: Carving styles -- Color on totems -- Totem realities -- Totem crests -- Frequently asked questions about totem poles -- Visiting Alaska's totem poles: Anchorage -- Angoon -- Fairbanks -- Hoonah -- Juneau -- Kake -- Ketchikan -- Klukwan and Haines -- Metlakatla -- Prince of Wales Island -- Seattle, Washington -- Sitka -- Wrangel -- Further reading -- Index
Control code
ocm53170375
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
94 pages, [2] pages
Isbn
9780882405858
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003021338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
Stock number
1232088
System control number
(Sirsi) o53170375

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