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The Essence of Life

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IN EACH VILLAGE WERE GREAT HOUSES SOME SEVENTY FEET BY FIFTY FEET OF CLEAR ROOF SPAN, WITH GRACEFULLY FLUTED POSTS AND BEAMS, IN THE HOUSES THERE WAS WEALTH — NOT GOLD OR PRECIOUS STONES — BUT TREASURES THAT ONLY GREAT TRADITIONS, TALENT, AND SOMETIMES GENIUS, WITH UNLIMITED TIME AND DEVOTION, CAN CREATE…THE PEOPLE OF THE [&hellip... more →

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Out of the Silence

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The decaying totems of Haida Gwaii, documented in William Reid and Adelaide de Menil’s 1971 book Out of the Silence, were living monuments to a form of communication about the values of a civilization in decline. The 2007 formation of the United League of Indigenous Nations, as well as the Coast Salish Gathering, are testimonials [&hellip... more →

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