Puget Sound Native Art and
Teacher Resource Center (TRC), Seattle Art Museum
TRC Website: www.seattleartmuseum.org/trc
All resources are available for loan at the Wyckoff Teacher
located at the Seattle Asian Art Museum
in Volunteer Park. Hours: Thursday 2-8 pm, Friday 2-5
pm, and Saturday 1-5 pm. These items can be used to prepare students before the
tour or used after the tour for follow-up discussion or activities. For more information, call (206) 654-3185.
A Time of Gathering: Native Heritage in Washington State.
Robin K. Wright, ed. Publisher: Burke Museum
and University of
Washington Press, 1991.
Aunt Susie Sampson Peter. Transcribed by Vi Hilbert.
Translated by Vi Hilbert and Jay Miller. Publisher: Lushootseed Press. 1995.
Compilation of ancestral traditions of the Skagit River
peoples. Presented here so that they can continue to teach and advise coming
generations of Natives and non-Natives.
Canoe: A Living Tradition. John Jennings.
Publisher: Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books; 2002. This book is the
definitive history of the construction and use of the canoe, kayak, dugout and umiak in North America. It
covers the canoe's past among Native peoples and the first European settlers,
its development into the recreational craft of today and the preservation of
its ongoing legacy. Twelve authors, in collaboration with the world-renowned Canadian Canoe Museum,
write about the craft they know best. (VM 353 J46 c.1)
Cedar. Hilary Stewart. Publisher: University of Washington Press, Seattle; 1994. Describes the importance of the cedar tree to
Northwest Coast native tribes, and the ways in
which the tree was put to use. (AMER
Clothes That Look at the People. Johnny Moses. Publisher:
Lushootseed Press. 1998. An ancient epic story sharing the ancestral teachings
of the Northwest Coast, told by Johnny Moses December
Coast Salish Peoples. Frank W. Porter III.
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers: New
York; 1989. As
part of the “Indians of North America” Series,
this book examines the history, culture, and changing relationships of the
Coast Salish Peoples within its tribal groups and American society. (AMER
Coast Salish Essays. Wayne Suttles.
Publisher: University of Washington Press, Seattle and London;
1987. Sixteen essays spanning three
decades of study of the anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics of the
Salish culture along the Northwest coast.
300 pages. (AMER 20.35.103)
Frog Girl. Paul Owen Lewis. Publisher: Milwaukee, WI:
Gareth Stevens pub.; 1997. When the frogs suddenly vanish from the lake behind
her village, a young Native American girl is led to the frog village underneath
the lake and learns what she must do to save both the frogs and her own people.
"Frog Girl" follows the rich mythic traditions of the Haida, Tlingit, and other Native
peoples of the Pacific Northwest
Coast. (PZ 7 L58765 Fr
“Gram” Ruth Sehome Shelton. Transcribed by Vi Hilbert. Translated by Vi Hilbert and Jay Miller. Publisher:
Lushootseed Press, 1995.
Haboo: Native American Stories from Puget Sound. Vi Hilbert. Publisher: University
of Washington Press,
Seattle; 1985. Thirty-three traditional stories of the Lushootseed-speaking
peoples of western Washington
(AMER 20.35.055 c.1)
Isadore Tom. Vi Hilbert. Publisher: Lushootseed Press, 1995.
Lady Louse Lived There. Compiled by Vi Hilbert,
edited by Janet Yoder and illustrated by Brad Burns. Publisher: Lushootseed
Press, 1996. Traditional Lushootseed story.
Learning By Doing: Northwest
Coast Native Indian Art. Karin Clark and Jim
Gilbert. Publisher: Raven Publishing: Union Bay, BC:
1993. The authors present a series of
concepts to teach and demonstrate elements of Northwest Coast Native Indian Art.
Loon and Deer Were Traveling. Vi Hilbert with
illustrations by Anita Nelson. Publisher: Children’s Press, Chicago; 1992. A
story of the Upper Skagit of Puget Sound,
presented in a “wordless” book format. Storytellers can use the illustrations
to retell the story from their own perspective. The story text is printed in
the back of the book.
Lushootseed Dictionary. Dawn Bates, Thom Hess and Vi
Hilbert. Publisher: University of Washington Press, Lushootseed Research
Corporation; 1994. Includes Lushootseed word-building structures, encyclopedic
entries on many culturally significant topics, scientific classification and
clear definitions of grammatical terms.
Native Visions: Evolution in Northwest
Coast Art from the
Eighteenth through the Twentieth Century. Steven C. Brown. Publisher:
Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum
in association with the University
of Washington Press;
1998. Masks, bowls, bentwood boxes, and weavings from Native artists of the Northwest Coast grace museums around the world. Northwest Coast art embodies a highly flexible
tradition, reinterpreted by individuals in each generation, as is evident by
artifacts collected from the area over the last two centuries. This catalog
includes photographs of more than 160 objects from Seattle
area private collections and the Seattle
Art Museum, grouped chronologically to
illustrate evolutionary changes within the Northwest Coast
art tradition. Based on an exhibition organized by the Seattle Art Museum.
(E 78 N78 B76 c.1)
Orca's song. Anne Cameron. Publisher: Harbour Publishing Co.
Park, B.C. Canada; 1987. Story for children
about how Orca became black and white and how she came to sing her song. Black
and white illustrations. (AMER 20.35.120)
Raven: a trickster tale from the Pacific Northwest. Gerald McDermott. Publisher: First Voyager Books, Harcourt Inc.; 2001.
Raven, a Pacific Coast Indian trickster, sets out to find the sun. Instructions
for making totem poles and magical boxes. (AMER 20.35.119)
Raven's Village: The Myths, Arts and Traditions of the Native People of
the Pacific Northwest
Coast. Nancy Ruddell. Publisher: Canadian Museum of Civilization,
1995. Focuses on the symbolic meaning of artifacts and a reconstructed
archaeological dig. Illustrated. 53 pp. (AMER 20.35.051 c.1)
Seya's Song. Ron Hirschi.
Publisher: Sasquatch Books, Seattle; 1992. Children's story. Using some
traditional Clallam words, a young Indian describes the natural surroundings
and activities of the Clallam or S'Klallam, people
through the seasons of the year. Includes a pronouncing glossary. 30 pgs. (AMER
Our Stories, Skagit Myths and Tales. Sally Snyder. Publisher: Lushootseed Press, 2002. A collection of Lushootseed oral literature
recorded in the early 1950’s. The
stories were collected during field research with Skagit consultants on the
Swinomish Reservation at La Conner and in Concrete, Marblemount,
and Everson, WA.
The Spirit Within: Northwest
Coast Native Art from the
John H. Hauberg Collection. Steve Brown.. Publisher: Rizzoli and Seattle Art Museum, New York,
NY; 1995. Overview of Native American art from the Northwest of North America.
(AMER 20.35.037 c.1)
Storm Boy. Paul Owen Lewis. Publisher: Tricycle
Press, Berkeley, CA; 1999. Narrative, 32 pg.. Beautifully
illustrated story of Northwest Indians. (AMER 20.35.066)
Somebody’s Child. Vi Hilbert. Printed by Zahir Consulting Services. Federal Way, WA.
Spirits of the Water: Native Art Collected on Expeditions to Alaska and British Colombia, 1774-1910. Steven C. Brown, ed.. Publisher: Seattle,
of Washington Press; Vancouver, BC
: Douglas & McIntyre; 2000. "Spirits of the Water" presents
approximately 175 examples of the art produced by the Native peoples of a
region of great linguistic, cultural, and geographical diversity. Accompanying
essays establish a historical and cultural context for the objects, and explore
the traditions of art, social organization, and ceremony that inspired their
makers. Accompanies the exhibition "Spirits of the Water: Native Art
Collected on expeditions to Alaska and British Colombia, 1774-1910,"
organized by Fundación "la Caixa,"
Barcelona, and curated by Paz Cabello and Alberto
Costa Romero de Tejada. (E 78 N78 S67 c.1)
Ways of the Lushootseed People. Vi Hilbert. Ceremonies
&Traditions of Northern Puget Sound First
People. Publisher: Lushootseed Press,
Women Who was Raised in a Black Shaman Family, and Didn’t Know It, The. Johnny Moses. Publisher: Lushootseed Press.; 1999. An ancient epic story sharing the ancestral
teachings of the Northwest
Coast, told by Johnny
Moses July 1997.
When The Humans Thought They Were People, featuring Songs and Stories of
the Samish People. Johnny Moses and Vi
Hilbert. Distributor: Ten Wolves; 2002.
From The Time Of Our Ancestors, featuring Music of the Pacific Northwest. Bruce Miller and
Shabub3sh. Distributor: Ten Wolves;
American Indian Voices. Johnny Moses. Distributor:
Ten Wolves; 2002 Featuring Johnny Moses
telling Bear Man and Ant Lady stories.
Kwiat Syaya Vol. 1: Sacred Friendships. Vi Hilbert. Distributor: Ten Wolves; 2000. Ancestral stories, in the
language Chief Seattle spoke (Lushootseed).
Including ancestral songs of the Puget Sound
Kwiat Syaya Vol. 2: Journey On The River. Vi Hilbert. Distributor: Ten
Our Living Ancestors. Vi Hilbert and Bruce
Miller. Distributor: Ten Wolves; 2003.
Puget Sound Geography. Original Manuscript from T. T. Waterman. Edited with additional material from Vi Hilbert, Jay Miller, and Zalmai Zahir. Publisher:
Lushootseed Press; 2001.
The Spirit of the Coast Salish. Sheila Thompson and
Louise Steele. Publisher: Creative
B.C.; 1987. Curriculum guide covers
social structure, religion, and economy.
Includes illustrations and activity plans. (AMER 20.35.039. c.1)
Coyote and Rock and Other Lushootseed Stories - The Parabola Storytime Series. Vi Hilbert. Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., New York City, NY;
1992. One tape, unabridged with music, 1 hour. The oral tradition of
storytelling is passed on to listeners of all ages by Native American
storyteller, Vi Hilbert. She re-creates
the stories of her ancestors, the first people of the Puget
The Box of Daylight: A Tlingit Myth of
Creation. Sealaska Heritage
Publisher: Pacific Communications & Marketing, Juneau, Alaska;
1990. Video, 8.5 minutes, Tlingit myth of creation;
this version of their creation story features raven, the trickster, in a tale
that is at once unique and yet strikingly similar to other great myths of the
world. (AMER 20.35.065 c.1)
Coast Song and the Drum. Johnny Moses. Recorded June 14, 1996, at Southern Illinois University,
Edwardsville, IL. Traditional Native
music by Nuu-chah-nulth/Tulalip musician Johnny Moses. (AMER 20.35.057 c.1)
Teachings of the Tree People. Produced by Katie
Jennings, 2004. 20 minutes. A documentary featuring Bruce subiyay
Miller, Skokomish artist, storyteller, and spiritual leader.
American Indians Tribes and Cultures A site developed by
The EduScapes “42eXplore” project, containing many
topics and links to in-depth information on specific American Indian tribes and
Marilee’s Native Americans Resource A page containing a
wealth of information and many links to other pages; covers tribes divided into
ten culture groups. Includes craft projects, famous people, and legends.
Native American Nations This site contains links to
pages that have either been set up by the nations themselves, or are pages
devoted to a particular nation, and are alphabetical by tribal name.
Coast Salish Transformation Stories: Kinship, Place and Aboriginal
Rights and Title in Canada.
A paper presented at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the
Canadian Anthropology Society, Toronto, by Brian
Thom, PhD Student, Department of Anthropology, McGill University.
Discusses the importance of transformation stories in the Coast Salish culture.
Native American Authors Project: Vi Hilbert. Brief biography of Upper
Skagit linguist, educator, and storyteller Hilbert, along with
information on her body of work.
Cannibal Basket Woman Defeated by Clever Kids. A traditional Northwest Coast story as told by Vi Hilbert in her book, “Haboo, Native American Stories from Puget