Captured Heritage: The Scramble for Northwest Coast Artifacts (Paperback)

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Captured Heritage: The Scramble for Northwest Coast Artifacts (Paperback)

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The heyday of anthropological collecting on the Northwest Coast took place between 1875 and the Great Depression. The scramble for skulls and skeletons, poles, canoes, baskets, feast bowls, and masks went on until it seemed that almost everything not nailed down or hidden was gone. The period of most intense collecting on the coast coincided with the growth of anthropological museums, which reflected the realization that time was running out and that civilization was pushing the indigenous people to the wall, destroying their material culture and even extinguishing the native stock itself.

Product Details ISBN: 9780774805377
ISBN-10: 0774805374
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 1995
Pages: 400
Language: English