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1 BARBEAU, Marius JACKSON, A.Y HOLGATE, Edwin H. CARR, Emily. Downfall of Temlaham. Hurtig edition in dustjacket
Hurtig Publishers, 1973, 
BARBEAU, Marius. The Downfall of Temlaham. Illustrations by A. Y. Jackson, Edwin H. Holgate, W. Langdon Kihn, Emily Carr and Annie D. Savage. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, (1973). First Hurtig Edition. Pp. (4),[i]-xii,(2),3-2 53,(9), colour frontispiece + twelve colour plates. 8vo, red cloth, gilt titles to spine. Reprint of the original 1928 Macmillan edition. 3 plates by Jackson, 1 by Carr, 1 by Savage, 4 by Holgate, and 4 by Kihn. Introduction by George C. Clutesi. First published in 1928 The Downfall of Temlaham is the work of the distin guished Canadian ethnologist, the late Dr. Marius Barbeau. A prolific writer whose contribution to our knowledge of Indian and French-Canadian folklore, arts and crafts is unsurpassed, Barbeau offers in this book a sympathetic and dramatic portrayal of a vanquished race in conflict with itself. Based on the facts of a serious disturbance among the Indians of the Upper Skeena River in 1886, it is the story of Kamalmuk and Sunbeams, husband and wife, separated by opposing ambitions and the ambivalence of the Indian's attraction to the benefits of the white man's civilization and his revulsion against its excesses. Barbeau weaves into his interpretation of these events the legends of Temlaham, the ritual of authenticr tribal customs and the expressive but poetic language of a people in anguish."- from the dj. "Marius Barbeau's The Downfall of Temlaham, written and pub lished before the current deluge of works by self-styled authorities on Indian folklore, is indeed a joy to read." - Clutesi. Very good in dustjacket.40.00

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