Volume 30 | Number 4 | Autumn 2005
18 AUCTION BLOCK
by Harmer Johnson
33 CALENDAR OF AUTUMN EVENTS
44 LEGAL BRIEFS
by Ron McCoy
48 A TALE OF TWO CARVERS: THE RAIN WALL SCREEN OF THE WHALE HOUSE, KLUKWAN, ALASKA
by Steven C. Brown
A detailed study of the interior house screen of the Gaanaxteidí Whale House in the Chilkat Tlingit village of Klukwan, Alaska, which has been attributed to both Tlingit and Tsimshian artists ever since it was first written about in detail by ethnographer George Thornton Emmons in 1916.
60 NATIVE VIEWS: INFLUENCES OF MODERN CULTURE ABOARD ARTRAIN USA
by Gael Hancock
Reviews exhibit Native Views: Influences of Modern Culture, which includes seventy-one pieces of contemporary art by fifty-four Native American artists. The exhibit is currently touring the United States via the country’s rails aboard Artrain USA, a five-car rolling museum.
68 “THE GREATEST INDIVIDUAL HUNTER OF MATERIAL IN THE NORTH”: COLLECTING IN ALASKA, CANADA AND CHUKOTKA WITH CAPTAIN JOSEPH-FIDÈLE BERNARD
by Judy Hall
Recounts the life of Joseph-Fidèle Bernard, who had a thirty-year career as a trader, collector, trapper, miner and explorer in Alaska, the western Canadian Arctic and the Russian Far East. Bernard’s comprehensive anthropological collections rival those of other explorers and scientists in the Arctic at the turn of the century.
78 TRICKSTER IN CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN ART AND THOUGHT: THE INDIGENOUS CULTURAL LANGUAGE OF BOB HAOZOUS
by Traci L. Morris-Carlsten
Discusses the life and career of the Apache artist Bob Haozous, and suggests that in his work Haozous employs humorous and ironic images in order to draw attention to the boundaries that his art transgresses and to stimulate discussion via symbolic language.
108 BOOK REVIEW
ARTS OF DIPLOMACY: LEWIS AND CLARK’S INDIAN COLLECTION by Castle McLaughlin. Reviewed by J. C. H. King.
126 ADVERTISER INDEX