People of the River

People of the River

Native Arts of the Oregon Territory

Book - 2005
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People of the River is the first major publication to focus exclusively on the rich artistic traditions of the Native Americans who traditionally lived along the lower Columbia River from the mouth of the Snake River to the Pacific Ocean. In this richly illustrated volume, author Bill Mercer eloquently describes the Columbia River art style as an indigenous development that emerged over the course of countless generations and whose forms reveal a unique combination of designs, motifs, materials, and techniques.

The book includes more than two hundred objects organized into sections that focus on sculptural forms, basketry, and beadwork spanning the pre-contact era to the middle of the twentieth century. People of the River features many objects that have never before been published and provides keen insight into a previously unrecognized area of Native American art. With insightful texts, lavish reproductions, and an extensive bibliography, People of the River promises to be a key resource on this compelling body of work for years to come.

Bill Mercer is curator of Native American art at the Portland Art Museum, where he developed the extensive permanent installations that make up the museum's Center for Native American Art.

Publisher: [Portland, Or.] : Portland Art Museum, Oregon in association with University of Washington Press, Seattle, c2005
ISBN: 9780295984797
0295984791
Characteristics: 191 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Portland Art Museum (Or.)

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