Columbia River Basketry by Mary Dodds Schlick (signed)
Columbia River Basketry: Gift of the Ancestors, Gift of the Earth (Samuel and Althea Stroum Book (Paperback)). By Mary Dodds Schlick, University of Washington Press, 1994.
Schlick writes about the weavers who at the time of European contact lived along the Columbia River from just above its confluence with the Yakima River westward to the vicinity of present-day Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. Baskets made by the people of the mid-Columbia River are among the finest examples of Indian textile art in North America, and they are included in the collections of most major museums. "Baskets are works of art," she writes, "but they also carry stories of human ingenuity and survival in its most generous sense." They are tangible lessons in history.
Signed by author on half title page. Near new condition.