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Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Political books
Author: Harris
ISBN: 0295972211
ISBN13: 978-0295972213
Language: English
Publisher: University of Washington Press (November 1, 1992)
Pages: 194
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Raven’s Cry is a Northwest Coast classic - a moving and powerful work that is a fictionalized retelling of the near destruction of the Haida nation. The Haida are a proud and cultured people.

Raven’s Cry is a Northwest Coast classic - a moving and powerful work that is a fictionalized retelling of the near destruction of the Haida nation.

Raven's Cry is a 1966 novel by Christie Harris, and illustrated by Bill Reid. The book tells the tale of how the Haida people and their culture were "pushed to the edge of extinction", through the story of the Eagle chief Albert Edward Edenshaw, uncle of Charles Edenshaw. Harris acknowledged the assistance she received from the anthropologist Wilson Duff. It won the 1967 Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award.

Christie Harris recreates this tale of tragedy and the ultimate survival of native spirit with dignity, beauty and ethnographic accuracy.

Raven s Cry is a Northwest Coast classic - a moving and powerful work that is a fictionalized retelling of the near destruction of the Haida nation. Raven's Cry - Christie Harris. The Haida are a proud and cultured people, whose home is Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands) off the coast of northern British Columbia. Until the first Europeans arrived in 1775, the Haida were the lords of the coast. The meeting of cultures was a fateful one: the Europeans had the advantages of firearms and immunity to their own deadly diseases. In just 150 years, the Haida and their culture were pushed to the edge of extinction.

Details for: Raven& Cry . Contributor(s): Harris,Christie. Material type: BookSeries: Canadian Favourits. Publisher: Canada:1996.

Details for: Raven& Cry /. Normal view MARC view ISBD view. Raven& Cry, Christie Harris ;Illustration By Bill Ried. McClelland and Stewart Limited, . 996Description: 193p.

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Raven's Cry is a Northwest Coast classic - a moving and powerful work that is a fictionalized retelling of the near destruction of the Haida nation

The Haida are a proud and cultured people, whose home is Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands) off the coast of Northern British Columbia.

Published 1966 by Atheneum in New York. Download for print-disabled. Check your local library.

Reading Jane's novel 'Raven's Cry the writing is very good indeed with a strong 'voice' . looking forward to the next one! Jane Walker. The book tells the tale of how the Haida people and their culture were "pushed to the edge of extinction", through the story of the Eagle chief Albert Edward Edenshaw, uncle of Charles Edenshaw References.

Raven’s Cry is a Northwest Coast classic -- a moving and powerful work that is a fictionalized retelling of the near destruction of the Haida nation.The Haida are a proud and cultured people, whose home is Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands) off the coast of northern British Columbia. Until the first Europeans arrived in 1775, the Haida were the lords of the coast. The meeting of cultures was a fateful one: the Europeans had the advantages of firearms and immunity to their own deadly diseases. In just 150 years, the Haida and their culture were pushed to the edge of extinction.Christie Harris recreates this tale of tragedy and the ultimate survival of native spirit with dignity, beauty and ethnographic accuracy.
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Gabar
A must read..........
Kazigrel
The lives of three generations of leaders of a noble Haida family, ending with the famous artist Charles Edenshaw, are woven into a novel about Haida Gwaii, the remote archipelago off the coast of British Columbia and formerly known as Queen Charlotte Islands. The timeline begins roughly with first contact by Europeans and then takes the reader through ever more competitive trade, greed, then conflict and resistance and the catastrophe of the smallpox epidemic in 1862, which left only a small and traumatized remnant of survivors of the once proud masters of the Northwest Coast.

Reading further about the subsequent teachings of albeit well meaning missionaries and the enactment of restrictive colonial laws prohibiting certain cultural practices, it comes both as a surprise and relief that despite all of the setbacks, the Haida as a distinct society and their art not only survived but began flourishing again.

Christie Harris mentions in her introduction that the achievements of European explorers and exploits of subsequent traders are well known and form part of lore, but this, her book is meant to show how it all 'looked from the other side'. Without polemics she gives readers a glimpse into the world of Haida families and kinship, their honor system and relations with other tribes, including the 'Iron Men' with their 'Flying Canoes', then about the wrenching changes they had to experience as told in their own voices. Where she could perhaps have added more depth from an emotional perspective, was in the chapter on the smallpox epidemic, which, uncharacteristically, is closer to just a narrative of the facts. Apart from that, she succeeds well in painting a vivid picture of 150 years of tumultuous Haida history.
Liarienen
This book took far too long to get to Canada. Why that should be I do not know.
I had left the country before it came and had to organise a colleague to pick it up from old address and had the expense of sending to to Australia after that.
So the book that cost me 1c cost about $18 to get it to Canada late and $36 to get it to Australia
Also it transpires it is an old Library book with withdrawn all over first page.
I AM glad to have a copy of this book but could have bough a good copy in Canada for the price of the double postage so therefore am not really impressed with this whole deal.
They could have told me about the wait at the outset which would have allowed me to have it send DIRECTLY to Australia
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