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Workbook - English Phonetic Alphabet
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31.450000 USD

Workbook - English Phonetic Alphabet

by Noreeen Brigden, Judy Thompson
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English Is Stupid, Students Are Not
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36.750000 USD

English Is Stupid, Students Are Not

by Judy Thompson
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A Life Forgotten: From the Eyes of the Caregiver
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A Life Forgotten: From the Eyes of the Caregiver

by Judy Thompson
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In earlier times, net bags made from caribou thong--today known as babiche bags --were commonplace items in Dene homes. Although intended for practical use, these bags were often beautifully decorated with porcupine quillwork, fringes, and colored patterns in the netting.Babiche bags were used by the Dene until the early twentieth ...
Long-Ago People's Packsack: Dene Babiche Bags: Tradition and Revival
In earlier times, net bags made from caribou thong--today known as babiche bags --were commonplace items in Dene homes. Although intended for practical use, these bags were often beautifully decorated with porcupine quillwork, fringes, and colored patterns in the netting.

Babiche bags were used by the Dene until the early twentieth century. Gradually, however, as imported substitutes became available, the Dene ceased to make their netted thong bags. In 1998, Suzan Marie initiated a project to revive this craft. Assisted by elder-instructors, she held workshops in several small Dene communities. The Canadian Museum of Civilization participated by supplying research information and photographs of museum examples. Today, babiche bags are once again being made by Dene artists.

This book describes the role babiche bags played in Dene lives during an earlier time and traces the modern revival of the craft. It is richly illustrated with photographs of babiche bags, both old and new. Also included are descriptions and illustrations of the techniques involved in making a babiche bag. This will be a resource to all who are interested in Dene culture and heritage. It will also serve as a practical guide to artisans wishing to make their own Dene babiche bag.

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Garments made from tanned animal hides afforded Northern Athapaskans protection against a harsh northern environment, but the striking features of this clothing are also a distinctive part of the traditional culture of the Indigenous peoples of North America's western subarctic. Beautifully decorated with quillwork, fringes, and pigments, they provide a ...
Women's Work, Women's Art: Nineteenth-Century Northern Athapaskan Clothing
Garments made from tanned animal hides afforded Northern Athapaskans protection against a harsh northern environment, but the striking features of this clothing are also a distinctive part of the traditional culture of the Indigenous peoples of North America's western subarctic. Beautifully decorated with quillwork, fringes, and pigments, they provide a means of artistic expression signifying ethnic identity and conveying information about the physical, social, and spiritual well-being of the wearer. Women's Work, Women's Art, the culmination of over forty years of research, is the first comprehensive study of this little-known aspect of Athapaskan culture. Encompassing all Northern Athapaskan groups, it chronicles a period that saw significant change in Aboriginal culture and the persistence of ancient traditions among the women who made and adorned this clothing. Individual chapters address the various roles and functions of clothing in Athapaskan societies, the technology of clothing production and design, and characteristic regional styles. Bringing together information from the writings of traders, explorers, missionaries, Athapaskan oral traditions, and community interviews with a wealth of visual materials - from rare early sketches to twentieth century photographs - Women's Work, Women's Art is an engaging and definitive study of Athapaskan clothing and culture.
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62.950000 USD
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Baskets made from coiled spruce roots once were commonplace items in many Dene homes. The craft died out, however, in the 19th century, as copper kettles became available through trade with Europeans. By the end of the 20th century, all that remained to attest to this ancient tradition were a ...
Dene Spruce Root Basketry: Revival of a Tradition
Baskets made from coiled spruce roots once were commonplace items in many Dene homes. The craft died out, however, in the 19th century, as copper kettles became available through trade with Europeans. By the end of the 20th century, all that remained to attest to this ancient tradition were a few baskets in museum collections. In 1999, Suzan Marie, a Dene with a passion for the traditional arts of her people, saw a photograph of one of these baskets and initiated a project to reintroduce the lost art of spruce root basketry to small Dene communities.

This richly illustrated book tells the story of this modern revival of a traditional skill, and of the museum collections that were essential to the process. Photographs of baskets collected in the 19th century and of those made recently are enhanced by a detailed description of the process involved in making a basket, from harvesting spruce roots to coiling technique. It will be a resource for anyone interested in Dene culture and heritage and will also serve as a practical guide to artisans wishing to make a Dene spruce root basket.

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In 1990, Dorothy Burnham, a renowned authority on textiles and former curator at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, began work with three curators at the Canadian Ethnology SErvice of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. This book marks the tenth anniversary of this rewarding collaboration. It celebrates Mrs. Burnham's many ...
Fascinating Challenges: Studying Material Culture with Dorothy Burnham
In 1990, Dorothy Burnham, a renowned authority on textiles and former curator at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, began work with three curators at the Canadian Ethnology SErvice of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. This book marks the tenth anniversary of this rewarding collaboration. It celebrates Mrs. Burnham's many contributions to on-going research on the Museum's ethnographic collections from the Northern Athabaskan, Arctic, Plateau, and Eastern Woodlands regions of North America.

Eight papers highlight the important role that comprehensive study of museum collections and, in particular, the understanding of garment cuts and techniques of weaving, sewing, and decorative work, can play in material culture studies. Three papers by individuals working in contemporary Aboriginal communities illustrate the value of this detailed informatioin to those seeking to revive traditional skills. Fascinating Challenges is an important resource for anyone interested in material culture studies and Aboriginal heritage.

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Fascinating Challenges: Studying Material Culture with Dorothy Burnham

by Dorothy K. Burnham, Leslie Heyman Tepper, Judy Hall, Judy Thompson
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Recording Their Story describes the life of James Teit, one of Canada's earliest ethnographers, and his work among the Tahltan people of northern British Columbia almost a century ago. Teit's work collecting artifacts, taking photographs, recording songs, transcribing myths, and gathering information about social organization, ceremonial life, customs, and beliefs ...
Recording Their Story: James Teit and the Tahltan
Recording Their Story describes the life of James Teit, one of Canada's earliest ethnographers, and his work among the Tahltan people of northern British Columbia almost a century ago. Teit's work collecting artifacts, taking photographs, recording songs, transcribing myths, and gathering information about social organization, ceremonial life, customs, and beliefs has proved invaluable. Today, this collection is the most important extant assemblage of the Tahltan's heritage. James Teit emigrated from the Shetland Islands to British Columbia in 1884, at the age of nineteen. He reveled in the outdoor life and became, among other things, a hunting guide, a linguist who spoke several aboriginal languages fluently, and an activist for Native rights. Teit's connection to the Canadian Museum of Civilization and his ethnographic work among the Tahltan began in 1911, when he was invited to join the staff of the new Anthropology Division of the Geological Survey of Canada. Teit then worked among the Tahltan, at their request and with the participation of many within the community, in both 1912 and 1915. Judy Thompson's examination of Teit's extensive correspondence, fieldwork notebooks, diaries, and manuscripts illustrates how James Teit's life and work impacted his major ethnographic studies. Recording Their Story is part biography and part catalog of the Tahltan ethnographic collection. The book is richly illustrated throughout with 71 rare historic photographs, 51 beautiful color images of ethnographic artifacts, six line drawings, and three maps.
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52.500000 USD
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