I just reviewed this book for the Ormsby Review. It is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it. Doing a review forces you to really think about what you are reading and this book still has me thinking it over. There is so much to learn by reading it. I could go on and on, but that would be silly since I already did that. You can read the full review here: Unsettling Native Art Histories on the Northwest Coast and if you are looking to purchase it, please support your local bookstore or you can purchase it from the publisher, the University of Washington Press.
I should also mention that the Ormsby Review reviews hundreds of books a year all related to British Columbia in some way. You can subscribe to receive emails summarizing recent reviews. From their website:
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I also want to point readers to a very thoughtful essay published in the Ormsby Review “The Noise of Time” and the Removal of History? If you are interested in indigenous and non-indigenous “monuments to memory” totems/statues read on….
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Interesting book review – definitely thought provoking. Will have to look for the book as well. Was well received by my mother-in-law, a collector of Haida and Coast Salish art.