January 9, 2014 – Lecture One
-Photograph of Charles Edenshaw displaying argillite carvings (1890) and Chest
with Raven Transforming (c1880-1900).
• Cultural object used in material that was made after the colonies =
tradition and innovation. Haida myth, family crests, traditional forms and
form lines but adaptations of influence of British settlers. Done at time
when natives trying to find own language after colonies.
-How art and culture contribute to nation building process
-Cornelius Krieghoff, Indian Hunter and his Family (1856); After the Ball, Chez
• Dutchman who settled in Quebec, 1840, year of the union between
Canada east and Canada west (so difficult for French coming under
• Romanticized vision of first nations people, “Noble Savage”
• French Canadians as jolly, representations of culture, stereotype
-Nation state and nationalism are still very fundamental to o