Aldona Jonaitis


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  1. Unsettling Native Art Histories on the Northwest Coast
    Inseparable from its communities, Northwest Coast art functions aesthetically and performatively beyond the scope of non-Indigenous scholarship, from demonstrating kinship connections to manifesting spiritual power. Contributors... Learn More
    Published: 19th July 2020
    Hardback | £32.00
  2. Discovering Totem Poles
    Rising from a forest mist or soaring overhead in parks and museums, magnificent cedar totem poles have captured the attention and imagination of visitors to Washington State, British Columbia, and Alaska.Discovering Totem Poles... Learn More
    Published: 20th April 2012
    Paperback | £14.99
  3. The Totem Pole

    The Totem Pole

    An Intercultural History

    Written by Aldona Jonaitis and Aaron Glass

    University of Washington Press

    The Northwest Coast totem pole captivates the imagination. From the first descriptions of these tall carved monuments, totem poles have become central icons of the Northwest Coast region and symbols of its Native inhabitants.... Learn More
    Published: 21st May 2010
    Hardback | £40.00
  4. Art of the Northwest Coast

    Art of the Northwest Coast

    By Aldona Jonaitis

    University of Washington Press

    Art of the Northwest Coast is a comprehensive survey of the Native arts of the Pacific Northwest Coast, from Puget Sound to Alaska and from prehistoric times to the present. Incorporating the region’s social history with the... Learn More
    Published: 30th August 2006
    Paperback | £20.99
  5. The Yuquot Whalers' Shrine

    The Yuquot Whalers' Shrine

    Written by Aldona Jonaitis, With Richard I. Inglis

    University of Washington Press

    In 1905 George Hunt, at the insistence of anthropologist Franz Boas, acquired a remarkable collection of materials from the Mowachaht band of the Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) for the American Museum of Natural History. An assemblage... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 1999
    Hardback | £32.00
  6. Baleen Basketry of the North Alaskan Eskimo

    Baleen Basketry of the North Alaskan Eskimo

    Written by Molly Lee, Foreword by Aldona Jonaitis

    University of Washington Press

    Baskets made of baleen, the fibrous substance found in the mouths of plankton-eating whales—a malleable and durable material that once had commercial uses equivalent to those of plastics today—were first created by Alaska... Learn More
    Published: 29th August 2015
    Hardback | £72.00
    Paperback | £18.99
  7. A Wealth of Thought

    A Wealth of Thought

    Franz Boas on Native American Art

    Written by Franz Boas, Edited by Aldona Jonaitis

    University of Washington Press

    Although Franz Boas--one of the most influential anthropologists of the twentieth century--is best known for his voluminous writings on cultural, physical, and linguistic anthropology, he is also recognized for breaking new ground... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 1995
    Paperback | £29.99