Re-Awakening Ancient Salish Sea Basketry: Fifty Years of Basketry Studies in Culture and Science

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Re-Awakening Ancient Salish Sea Basketry: Fifty Years of Basketry Studies in Culture and Science

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Read a preview of the Memoir written by Dr. Croes with excerpts and additional thoughts from Dr. Croes.

Andrea Laforet, bcbooklook.com, writes,

“Re-Awakening Ancient Salish Sea Basketry: Fifty Years of Basketry Studies in Culture and Science is an innovative contribution to the literature on both the collaborative experience and Northwest Coast basketry. Written in language that is as free of jargon as possible when dealing with a highly technical subject, and with short, summary introductions to each section, it offers a clear and comprehensible narrative without downplaying the technical complexity of basketry construction and analysis from either the Suquamish or archaeological perspectives.

“The book is accessible to readers who do not necessarily have training in either basketry or archaeology. Clear photographs of the technical processes demonstrated by Carriere and diagrams of both the specific basketry techniques involved and the broader relationships among the wet sites proposed by Croes supplement the text.”

Read Laforet’s entire review here.

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Re-Awakening Ancient Salish Sea Basketry: Fifty Years of Basketry Studies in Culture and Science (JONA Memoir 15) traces the evolution of traditional basketmaking on the Northwest Coast of North America from thousands of years ago to contemporary times. The book is the result of a collaboration between Mr. Ed Carriere, Suquamish Elder and Master Basketmaker, and Dr. Dale Croes, Northwest archaeologist specializing in ancient basketry and excavation of Northwest Coast waterlogged sites (also known as "wet sites"). Both men have spent over 50 years of their lives exploring their mutual interest in the art of basketry. 

Re-Awakening Ancient Salish Sea Basketry explores the lives of these two basketry specialists; describes their analyses of the 2,000-year-old basketry collection from the Biderbost wet­site, Snoqualmie Tribal Territory, housed at the University of Washington Burke Museum Archaeology Program; describes their development of Generationally-Linked Archaeology, a new approach that connects contemporary cultural specialists with ancient and ancestral specialists through collaboration with archaeologists; and details the sharing of their efforts with cultural audiences, such as the Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association, and scientific audiences, such as the annual Northwest Anthropological Conference. The book concludes with the authors' reflections on the contributions that ancient sites and artifacts can make to community cultural perpetuation efforts. 

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