COLUMBIA RIVER BASKETRY: GIFT OF THE ANCESTORS, GIFT OF THE EARTH by Mary Dodds Schlick. University of Washington Press, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096, (800) 441-4115, (206) 543-3932 FAX. Illustrated (191 total, 56 in color), index, list of sources, glossary, notes, map. 248 pp., $60.00 cloth (0-295-97249-1), $35.00 paper (0-295-97289-0).
Schlick provides information on the wide variety of woven textiles and baskets made by mid-Columbia River Indians (from Richland to Vancouver, Washington) and their ancestors, as well as their cultural significance. Included are many archival photographs and close-up examples, accumulated from the author's relationship with tribes that has lasted for over 40 years. The book won an award for best book of 1994 from the Pacific Northwest Bookseller's Association. Grade: A-. Reviewed by Steve Brock
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