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Tales of Ghosts: First Nations Art in British Columbia, 1922-61 Books

Tales of Ghosts: First Nations Art in British Columbia, 1922-61

By UBC Press

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Ronald Hawker's insightful examination focuses on the complex functions that Northwest Coast objects, such as the totem pole and ceremonial masks produced between 1922 and 1961. He demonstrates how these objects asserted the integrity and meaningfulness of First Nations identities, while simultaneously resisting the intent and effects of assimilation enforced by the Canadian government's denial of land claims, its ban of the potlatch, and its support of assimilationist education.

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