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List of illustrations

  • Hudson's Bay Company fort, Fort Rupert, Vancouver Island
  • Chief Skowl’s pole, carved by Dwight Wallace (Haida). Old Kasaan Village, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska
  • The Nanya.ayí clan Grizzly Bear regalia and other items belonging to Chief Shakes, Wrangell, Alaska
  • Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw potlatch at Fort Rupert, BC
  • Crest display by a Sitka clan at a Tlingit potlatch in Klukwan, Alaska
  • Coconut shell drinking vessel
  • Mask
  • Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw chief holding a broken copper at a Ft. Rupert potlatch
  • Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw ridicule figure said to depict a prostitute
  • Dugout canoe with both Haida and Heiltsuk attributions
  • Tlingit button blanket on exhibit at the AMNH
  • Git Hayetsk dancing the aamhalaayt (chief’s headdress dance)
  • Git Hayetsk dancing Boa’ (the Cannibal Giant) nax nox
  • Git Hayetsk dancing the North-wind nax nox
  • Mike Dangeli, gitsonk, and Mique’l Askren, halaayt, leaders of the Git Hayetsk
  • Git Hayetsk dancing the Stone Mask nax nox
  • Git Hayetsk dancing the Stone Mask nax nox
  • Spruce root hat
  • Charles Edenshaw at work in his carving shed in Massett
  • Chief’s settee
  • Massett lay readers
  • Main Street in Old Massett, Haida Gwaii, BC
  • Haida silver bracelet
  • Haida silver bracelet
  • Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw silver bracelet
  • Silver bracelets are displayed on sticks as potlatch goods at Alert Bay, BC
  • Tlingits (Sitka hosts and Yakutat guests) in ceremonial regalia for 1904 potlatch
  • V-yoke tunic depicting wolves with dance collar showing a killer whale
  • The Moccasin Maker
  • Moccasins
  • A Lousy Tale, one frame
  • The War of the Blink, one frame
  • Red: A Haida Manga, illustrations from pages 110–111
  • Flight of the Hummingbird: A Parable for the Environment
  • Graphic Index of the Exhibition
  • Figure
  • Figure, alternate view
  • Argillite container (both sides)
  • Sphinx figure
  • Figure
  • Bear clan headdress adorned with abalone shell
  • Typical Renaissance-era Madonna and Child
  • Throwing Stick
  • Paraphernalia of an unknown Yakutat Tlingit shaman
  • Bag
  • Altar in St. Michael Cathedral, Sitka, Alaska
  • Octopus bag
  • Bowl
  • Ivory knives with nucleated circle motifs
  • Rattle
  • Rattle
  • Rattle, detail
  • Nuxalk raven rattle
  • Nuu-chah-nulth rattle
  • Colored pencil drawing of raven rattle
  • Rattle, unfinished
  • View of the AMNH Northwest Coast Hall showing the George Emmons collection
  • George Emmons's original manuscript catalogue, p. 101
  • Robe
  • Robe
  • Pattern board
  • Drawing room, Douglas, Alaska
  • Dance legging
  • Chilkat-style dance headdress
  • Chilkat-style dance apron
  • Chilkat-style dance legging
  • Chest
  • Chest, alternate view
  • Chest, alternate view
  • Tsimshian Chilkat robe
  • Chief Skedans mortuary pole
  • Ammunition case
  • Basketry ammunition case
  • Ammunition case
  • Ammunition case
  • Doll
  • Anna McKay, a Tlingit woman
  • Doll dressed in the split quill clothing style of interior Athapaskan peoples
  • Dance apron
  • Digital reconstruction of dance apron text
  • Advertisement from the Daily British Colonist
  • Bowl
  • Bowl, alternate view
  • Feast dish
  • Headdress
  • Headdress
  • Nuu-chah-nulth wolf headdress from Nootka Sound
  • Drawing of a wolf headdress
  • Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw bird mask
  • Drawing of a wolf headdress
  • Mask
  • Mask depicting Nułmała
  • Drawing of a mask at the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin
  • Pipe
  • A modern reconstruction of the S.S. Beaver, with its spiral billet-head carving
  • A Haida panel pipe inspired by the S.S. Beaver
  • Pipe
  • Pipe
  • Argillite pipe
  • Figure
  • Miniature figureheads of a mermaid and a woman with trumpet
  • Wooden pipe, European in helmet
  • Basket
  • Basketry hat with whaling scene
  • Basketry pitcher
  • Basketry teacup and saucer
  • Bracelet
  • Bracelet, detail
  • Copper bracelet with shark motif
  • Plate
  • Carved Slate Plate
  • Figure
  • Beaded bottle
  • Beaded bird figure
  • Spoon
  • Potlatch style engraved silver spoon
  • Mask
  • Reproduction of mask with its original inner face
  • Haida women in regalia
  • Dance mask
  • Model pole
  • John Robson (right) and Tom Price in ceremonial regalia
  • Model canoe
  • Model canoe with figures and equipment
  • Model canoe with paddles and sails
  • Model house with pole
  • Model house with pole, detail
  • Model house with pole, alternate view
  • Interior of a model of the Skidegate Grizzly Bear House
  • Drawing
  • Argillite platter
  • Cover of the Dover edition of Franz Boas’s Primitive Art
  • Drawing
  • Colored pencil drawing
  • Verso of colored pencil drawing
  • The Village of Newitti, Hope Island, British Columbia
  • House in Alert Bay, BC
  • A Nuu-chah-nulth Weaver, Victoria, British Columbia
  • Unfinished basketry hat
  • Chief Shakes lying in state, Wrangell, Alaska
  • A Yanyeidí (Taku) Tlingit shaman lying in state
  • The Tlingit graveyard at Klukwan, Alaska
  • Chilkat graves at Klukwan, Alaska
  • Grave monuments, Klukwan, Alaska
  • Interior of Chief Shakes' house, Wrangell, Alaska
  • Right side of Chief Shakes's house, Wrangell, Alaska
  • Tlingit Chief Charles Jones Shakes at home with possessions, Wrangell, Alaska
  • Objects of Exchange exhibition wiki page for figure, AMNH 16/396
  • Complete tag cloud from Objects of Exchange exhibition wiki
  • Interactive tag cloud with a thematic term selected, from Objects of Exchange exhibition wiki
  • Interactive tag cloud with AMNH 16/6887 selected, from Objects of Exchange exhibition wiki
  • Focus Gallery: Practice and Production, program at the Bard Graduate Center
  • Map: The First Nations of the Northwest Coast
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Aaron Glass (Editor)
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Description: Objects of Exchange: Social and Material Transformation on the Late...
Objects of Exchange: Social and Material Transformation on the Late Nineteenth-Century Northwest Coast inaugurates the Bard Graduate Center Focus Gallery, a space located in our newly expanded gallery building on West 86th Street in New York City. The Focus Gallery has been conceptualized to present exhibitions curated by BGC faculty and derived from ideas that originated in graduate...
PublisherBard Graduate Center
Description: Objects of Exchange: Social and Material Transformation on the Late...
Until recently the material heritage of Native North Americans was not a primary feature of the curriculum or exhibition program at the Bard Graduate Center (BGC). Although certain topics or objects may have appeared in courses and exhibits, they were not an integrated component. This is beginning to change, however, as the BGC expands its global purview and builds innovative institutional...
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In 1866 John Keast Lord, a member of the British North American Boundary Commission, published a two-volume account of his travels through the recently established Crown Colony of British Columbia, in which he mapped the territory for prospective settlement while...
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Wha amuksism, thla dm sit’a’mim. Ap Luk’wil lu’aamgoodu nwil niidz. Shgu goad Lax Skeek ada Táakw Shaawát di waayu. Rachael Askren waas noayu. Corrine Reeve waa ndi nts’i’dzu. Laxsgiik’m Gispaxlo’ots di pdeegu. Metlakatla, Alaska di wil ‘waatgu.
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Charles Edenshaw (1839–1920) has long been the most recognized face of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Haida art. “The Master Haida artist,” Wilson Duff dubbed him, devoting a whole gallery to his works in the 1967...
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From the 1850s on, engraved bracelets made from silver and gold coins were a nearly ubiquitous form of indigenous adornment on the Northwest Coast.Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, “Northwest Coast Silver Bracelets and the Use of Euro-American Designs,” American Indian Art Magazine 25, no. 4 (2000):...
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Late nineteenth-century beaded objects made from materials acquired through trade with Europeans and techniques learned from interior Athapaskan–speaking people...
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“The outward appearance of two phenomena may be identical, yet their immanent qualities may be altogether different. “Franz Boas, “Museums of Ethnology and their Classification,” Science 9 (1887): 589.
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Editor’s note: Unless otherwise stated, attributions and identifications come from American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) collection records. Makers’ tribal affiliations are typically suggested by the site of collection, although we discuss instances where these may diverge. Clear dates of manufacture are highly rare for ethnographic collections of this vintage; here we generally...
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Aaron Glass (Editor) and Eugenia Kisin (Contributor)
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Relational Index for the Catalogue of the Exhibition
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In developing Objects of Exchange, as Aaron Glass selected objects from the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and planned his course syllabus at the Bard Graduate Center (BGC), a number of challenges quickly became apparent to the exhibit team. While organizing the list of loan requests, a significant overlap in themes and selection criteria across specific objects emerged. We asked...
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“…exhibitions and museums show, academics write. “Emphasis added. Andreas Beyer, “Between Academic and Exhibition Practice: The Case of Renaissance Studies,” in Charles W. Haxthausen, ed., The Two Art Histories: The Museum and the University, proceedings from the Clark Conference,...
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The main groups listed here designate speakers of a common language and do not necessarily reflect political units. Village, town, and city sites are indicated on the map as relevant to objects in the exhibit. Place names on the list of catalogue entries are not necessarily locations of manufacture.
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Bibliography
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Index
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Mique’l Askren is a PhD candidate in art history at the University of British Columbia and co-leader of the Git Hayetsk dancers.
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Objects of Exchange: Social and Material Transformation on the Late Nineteenth-Century Northwest Coast
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