Check Out Haida Manga, A Stunning New Genre Of Indigenous Art

Marie Mauzé, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)

"Of all the arts of which traces remain, that of the First Nations of the Northwest coast is certainly one of the greatest."

These are the words spoken by French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss in 1974, at an exhibition of the work of Bill Reid, one of the best-known artists of his generation and a member of the Haida people, an Indigenous nation of the Pacific Northwest.

The Haida community and its art also was an...


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