BC Studies 135 (Autumn 2002)

BC Studies 135 (Autumn 2002)

Perspectives on Aboriginal Culture

Dedicated to Aboriginal art and culture - from performance, oral narrative and storytelling to visual arts and written narrative - this issue features articles, colour photoscapes, review essays, and an interivew with Susan Point, Coast Salish Artist.

Photo Essay
Ira Jacknis
Review Essay

Towards an Art History of Northwest Coast First Nations: A Review Essay of Recent Literature

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by Ira Jacknis (pgs: 187-95)

  • Susan Point: Coast Salish Artist
    by Gary Wyatt
  • Northwest Coast Indian Painting: House Fronts and Interior Screens
    by Edward Malin
  • The Transforming Image: Painted Arts of Northwest Coast First Nations
    by Bill McLennan, Karen Duffek
  • Souvenirs of the Fur Trade: Northwest Coast Indian Art and Artifacts Collected by American Mariners, 1788-1844
    by Mary Malloy
  • Spirits of the Water: Native Art Collected on Expeditions to Alaska and British Columbia, 1774-1910
    by Steven C. Brown

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Back to the Future?: Modern Pioneers, Vanishing Cultures, and Nostalgic Pasts

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by Paige Raibmon (pgs: 187-93)

  • The Inlet: Memoir of a Modern Pioneer
    by Helen Piddington
  • Off the Map: Western Travels on Roads Less Taken
    by Stephen Hume
  • Light at the Edge of the World: A Journey through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures
    by Wade Davis

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Bibliography of BC


Kim Greenwell is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  She completed her Master's in Sociology at the University of British Columbia.

Blanca Schorcht holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of British Columbia. She has worked extensively with the ethnographer, Wendy Wickwire, on the transcription of oral stories told by the Okanagan storyteller, Harry Robinson and published as Write It On Your Heart (1989) and Nature Power (1992).  She has also published a series of articles on the connections between oral and written traditions in Native literature, including "Western Fictions in Welch's Fools Crow: Languages of Landscape and Culture," and Green Grass, Running Water: Theorizing the World of the Novel,"  and is currently working on a study of  First Nations authors in Western Canada.. She teaches Canadian and First Nations literatures at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia.   

Ira Jacknis is associate research anthropologist at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley.  Among his scholarly interests are the arts of the Kwakwaka'wakw and other peoples of the Northwest Coast.  He is the author of the recent book, The Storage Box of Tradition:  Kwakiutl Art, Anthropologists, and Museums, 1881-1981 (Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 2002).

Cole Harris is an emeritus professor of geography at UBC and the author of many books and articles on early Canada, among them The Resettlement of British Columbia: Essays on colonialism and geographical change (1997) and Making Native Space: Colonialism Resistance and Reserves in British Columbia (2002) both published by UBC Press.



Performing Musqueam Culture and History at British Columbia's 1966 Centennial Celebrations

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