S’abadeb The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists

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Coast Salish oral traditions, history and artistry from prehistory to the present is captured in this visually stunning book.

A principal at the heart of Salish culture is a reciprocal exchange of physical, spiritual and intangible gifts, including songs, spirit powers, titles, names, food, natural resources and artistic creations.  The term for “gifts” in Lushootseed, a Coast Salish dialect, is S’abadeb and this book illuminates the concept by exploring the intersection of art with ceremony, oral traditions, the land, and contemporary realities.

Published in 2008


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12 x 9.25 x 1" (30.48 x 23.5 x 2.54cm)


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