A Story as Sharp as A Knife

A Story as Sharp as A Knife

The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World

eBook - 2011
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The Haida world is a misty archipelago a hundred stormy miles off the coasts of British Columbia and Alaska. For a thousand years and more before the Europeans came, a great culture flourished in these islands. The masterworks of classical Haida sculpture, now enshrined in many of the world's great museums, range from exquisite tiny amulets to magnificent huge housepoles. Classical Haida literature is every bit as various and fine. It extends from tiny jewels crafted by master songmakers to elaborate mythic cycles lasting many hours. The linguist and ethnographer John Swanton took dictation fr.
Publisher: Vancouver [B.C.] : Douglas & McIntyre, ©2011.
Edition: 2nd ed.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (541 pages) : illustrations, maps, portrait, digital file.

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