Objects of Myth and Memory: American Indian Art at the Brooklyn Museum

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A visually stunning book, Objects of Myth and Memory presents masterworks of North American Indian art in a precise social and historical context.

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Exhaustive research by the authoris into the extensive Culin archives held by the museum has produced a fascinating story of a museum career and of a collecting history. (Choice)

This convincing and solid collection encourages assessment and reassessment of contact narratives. ... Ten scholars from various fields, including history, anthropology, linguistics, and literature, engage in this informative work. ...Edited by University of Victoria historian John Sutton Lutz, the chapters in Myth and Memory integrate a number of global indigenous perspectives. Lutz's extensive insight regarding native and newcomer relations provides a solid basis for editorial expertise of this compendium. (Corinne George, Simon Fraser University H-Canada 2008-07-01)

The essays provide a fascinating surf of “first contacts” from New Zealand, England, southern Africa, and the Pacific Northwest, from the eighteenth century to today [...]. A plentiful range of new approaches to the genre of the contact narrative distinguishes this impressively interdisciplinary collection, with contributions from historians, anthropologists, linguists, and literary critics. (Sophie McCall Canadian Literature, No.197, Summer 2008)

Myth & Memory injects an interesting and crucial “new” narrative into the historical record. (Kelly Chaves The Northern Mariner, Vol.XIX, No.1 2009-01-01)

The Brooklyn Museum has played a major role in presenting and interpreting North American Native art. Its commitment to this field began in 1903, when R. Stewart Culin was appointed to head its new Department of Ethnology. During three trips to the Northwest in 1905, 1908, and 1911, Culin collaborated with Dr. Charles F. Newcombe and bought several pieces from Newcombe's own collection, including objects from the Haida, Kwakiutl, Nootka, and Salish as well as some Tlingit, Tsimshian, and Athapaskan pieces. By 1912 the museum's collection included more than 9,000 pieces.

Objects of Myth and Memory is the first publication devoted to this fascinating and influential early collection. It includes two interpretive essays on Culin's career as well as 250 individual entries which illustrate and annotate his most important acquisitions.

A visually stunning book, Objects of Myth and Memory presents masterworks of North American Indian art in a precise social and historical context and offers fascinating glimpses of the collecting process.

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