Balcom, Mary G.
Ketchikan Alaska’s Totemland
. Chicago, Illinois: Adams Press, 1961. Deals with early history through present day. A good selection of legends and myths are recalled and explained. Interesting reading, but poorly illustrated.
Totem Poles of the Gitksan, Upper Skeena River
. Ottawa: F.A. Acland, 1929. National Museum of Canada, Anthropological Series, No. 12. Bulletin No. 61. Part of an anthropological series with very complete factual information.
, Totem Poles according to crest and topics. Canada: Dept. of Resources and Development branch of the National Museum of Canada. Bulletin No. 119, Vol. I., Anthropological series #30.
Barbeau, Marius. Totem Poles, Totem poles according to location. Canada: Dept. of Resources and Development Branch of the National Museum of Canada. Bulletin No. 119, Vol. II, Anthropological series #30.
Csikazentmihalyi, Mihaly and Eugene RochbergHulton.
The Meaning of Things: Domestic Symbols and the Self
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981).
Garfield, Viola E. and Foreest, Linn A.
The Wolf and the Raven
. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1961. Interesting reading. Good illustrations, with translations of legends and myths and explanations of various symbols.
Keithahn, Edward L.
Monuments in Cedar
. Seattle, Washington: Superior Publishing Co., 1963. Informative and pleasant reading. Provides solid basic information without too much detail. Excellent illustrations.
Prown, Jules D., “Mind in Matter: An Introduction to Material Culture Theory and Method,”
, vol. 17, no. 1, Spring 1982, pp. 119. Essential reading. Prown provides a clear and thorough explanation of the methodology used in material culture analysis; a procedure essential to the success of this unit.
Quimby, Ian M. G. ed.,
Material Culture and the Study of American Life
(New York: W.W. Norbon & Co., 1978).
Reid, William and DeMenil Adelaide.
Out of the Silence
. Published for the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth: Outerbridge and Dienstfrey, New York, 1971. Beautiful photographs with effective short narratives on the area, the people, the art and totem poles of the Northwest Coast.