By Hillaire, Joe; Fields, Gregory P.; Hillaire, Pauline
Joseph Hillaire (Lummi, 1894–1967) is famous as one of many nice Coast Salish artists, carvers, and tradition-bearers of the 20th century. In A Totem Pole History, his daughter Pauline Hillaire, Scälla–Of the Killer Whale (b. 1929), who's herself a widely known cultural historian and conservator, tells the tale of her father’s existence and the conventional and modern Lummi narratives that motivated his work.
A Totem Pole History comprises seventy-six images, together with Joe’s most vital totem poles, lots of which Pauline watched him carve. She conveys with nice perception the tales, teachings, and historical past expressed by way of her father’s totem poles. 8 participants offer essays on Coast Salish paintings and carving, including to the author’s portrayal of Joe’s philosophy of paintings in Salish existence, really within the context of 20th century intercultural relations.
This enticing quantity presents an ancient list to motivate local artists and brings the paintings of a revered Salish carver to the eye of a broader audience.
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Extra info for A totem pole history : the work of Lummi carver Joe Hillaire
This biography of Pauline Hillaire is based on more than two decades of our collaboration and, in particular, conversations held at Lummi over several days in September 2011. 2. S. Census of 1910 lists Frank Hillaire’s age as sixty-three. In the 1927 case Duwamish et al. Tribes of Indians v.
3 Brought up in a family that values poetic expression and spiritual insight, she was deeply moved. ” A quarter of a mile behind us was Pauline’s main childhood home. Unlike newcomers who build up to the water’s edge today, it was typical of the homes of its time; it overlooked the bay but was nestled in the shelter of protective trees. Built on 160 acres, the two-story home is no longer there, and new houses have crowded in, but the orchard behind it still bears fruit, and a fir tree that was split in half stands like two sentinels marking where the property began.
Hilary Stewart’s book Cedar: Tree of Life to the Northwest Coast Indians contains drawings and descriptions of tools and methods used to fell and work cedar for the making of totem poles and many other objects of utility and art. Stewart’s Looking at Totem Poles provides a guide to a number of poles in British Columbia, with information on how to locate them and insights concerning the meanings they convey. Halpin’s book Totem Poles: An Illustrated Guide discusses the role of totem poles in Northwest Coast culture, offers guidance on understanding totem poles culturally and aesthetically, and provides images and descriptions of totem poles within the collections and grounds of the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology.
A totem pole history : the work of Lummi carver Joe Hillaire by Hillaire, Joe; Fields, Gregory P.; Hillaire, Pauline