Potlatch at Gitsegukla: William Beynon's 1945 Field Notebooks

Potlatch at Gitsegukla: William Beynon's 1945 Field Notebooks

by Margaret J. Anderson

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Contains 200 pages from Beynon's four-notebook account of the five days of potlatches and totem pole raisings he attended at the Gitksan village of Gitsegulka in 1945. Long recognized as one of the most significant written records of Northwest coast potlatching, his account includes detailed and often verbatim information about the events he witnessed, along with his sketches of costumes and pole- raising apparatus. The editors have added photographs, a comprehensive introduction, a timeline of key events in Gitksan history, and several appendices listing names, places, and terms. Canadian card order number: C99-911250-3. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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University of Washington Press
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