Following up on last week’s Recommended Readings, here are a few more favorite books from the MOA Shop.
“White Slaves of Maquinna: John R. Jewitt’s Narrative of Capture and Confinement at Nootka,” from Heritage
Reason: A riveting, uproarious read! Two enthusiastic thumbs up! A must read for anyone who is interested in what happens when roles are reversed and a European becomes the slave of a non-European. Most striking is that fact that Jewitt still manages to be utterly condescending in his portrayal of his captors, demonstrating his entrenched sense of superiority.
Shop Code: 330100101
“Preserving What Is Valued,” by Miriam Clavir
Reason: Framed around a discussion of conservation in museums, this books raises many questions that make the reader revisit their assumptions. This book brings forth questions of valuing cultures, determining cultural significance and how to bridge the gap between indigenous perspectives and museums. Clavir draws on first-hand accounts from museum professionals, First Nations and Maon’ to bring to life the dialogues between museum and community, author and reader.
Shop Code: 011010141
“Bill Reid and Beyond,” edited by Karen Duffek
Reason: This book offers diverse perspectives on the legend, the life and the works of Bill Reid.
Shop Code: 5710100250
“Atlas of Human Migration,” edited by Russell King
Reason: It is a universal tendency to ask the question: “Where did I come from?”. The fascinating odyssey laid out in this book
encompasses the whole planet, over two million years of history. Regardless of your family heritage, you will enjoy the story of how the human race itself came to be.
Shop Code: 4050100133