Art, Northwest Coast Aboriginal

ART, NORTHWEST COAST ABORIGINAL, is the rich, visual, cultural expression of the FIRST NATIONS people living in the coastal area of the Northwest portion of N America from Alaska in the north to the COLUMBIA R in the south.

Meaning and Context

Archaeological discoveries provide evidence of thriving communities in large permanent villages up and down the coast dating back more than 8,000 years. Decorated tools and ceremonial items made of bone, stone, shell and wood and dating back...

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