Wrapped in the Colours of the Earth: Cultural Heritage of the First Nations

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Wrapped in the Colours of the Earth: Cultural Heritage of the First Nations by Moira T. McCaffrey, Bruce Jamieson, Claude Chapdelaine, Ruth Holmes Whitehead, Ludger Muller-Wille, Taamusi Qumaq

4to. pp. 127. English & French text. b/w illustrations. paperback (fine condition). Montreal: McCord Museum of Canadian History, [1992].

ISBN-10: 077350968 / ISBN-13: 9780773509689

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In Wrapped in the Colours of the Earth the authors survey the cultural heritage of three of the first nations of eastern North America. The Migmag material is treated through art history, emphasizing the artistry of costume and quill work designs. The Iroquoian lifeways on the island of Montreal prior to European contact are examined through discussion of archaeological findings. The section on Nunavik addresses more contemporary issues with a description of present-day Inuit place names and an exploration of the critical link between language, culture, and ancestral lands.