Standing up With Ga'axsta'las

Standing up With Ga'axsta'las

Jane Constance Cook and the Politics of Memory, Church, and Custom

Book - 2012
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Univ of Washington Pr

Standing Up with Ga'axsta'las is a compelling conversation with the colonial past initiated by the descendants of Kwakwaka'wakw leader and activist, Jane Constance Cook (1870-1951). Drawing from oral histories, archival materials, and historical and anthropological works, they offer a nuanced portrait of a high-ranked woman who was a cultural mediator; devout Christian; and activist for land claims, fishing and resource rights, and adequate health care.



Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780774823852
Branch Call Number: 971.1004 ROB
Characteristics: xxiii, 569 p. ;,ill., map, ports. �;23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kwagu'ł Gixsam Clan

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