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By Hillaire, Joe; Fields, Gregory P.; Hillaire, Pauline

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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 well known cultural historian and conservator, tells the tale of her father’s lifestyles and the conventional and modern Lummi narratives that inspired his work.

A Totem Pole History includes seventy-six images, together with Joe’s most vital totem poles, a lot of which Pauline watched him carve. She conveys with nice perception the tales, teachings, and heritage expressed by means of her father’s totem poles. 8 individuals supply essays on Coast Salish artwork and carving, including to the author’s portrayal of Joe’s philosophy of artwork in Salish lifestyles, really within the context of 20th century intercultural relations.

This attractive quantity offers an ancient list to inspire local artists and brings the paintings of a revered Salish carver to the eye of a broader audience.

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Our hope is that the coming generations can do the same. They must protect the land. My father knew that I would do this work and that it would not be easy. He said he couldn’t get into the ring with me, but he would stand on the sidelines and cheer. That’s where he is now. The dead are not powerless. They are powerful. Pauline’s book Rights Remembered offers a sensitive perspective on how we can acknowledge and begin to reverse generations of abuse and thoughtlessness against indigenous peoples and the ecological fabric of life on earth.

Instead of feeling encouraged, Pauline initially gave up. She tried to write political analysis, but her message was expressed in a condensed form, more like poetry. She needed time to gestate these ideas. S. Senate and House reports, especially from the decades surrounding the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott. She quietly carried her pain around too, trying to understand it. The research and writing was a way to transform that pain into something meaningful. By the time Pauline was in her thirties, Joe’s work had achieved international acclaim, and he continued to carve at sites around western Washington.

It’s a sad story to be an Indian anytime, anywhere. ” Tealish, Sandy Point, was her mother’s homeland. 5 Both parents were born in 1894, her father a descendant of spiritual leaders and her mother of the chiefs’ clan. Joe had already xlii Rebecca Chamberlain been married, but his first wife, Edith Price, died of tuberculosis, leaving him with three children. As was the custom, he married her sister, Edna. 6 Her family fished and gathered seafood along the beaches, and they set nets to catch ducks and waterfowl in wetlands.

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