The Bentwood Box, by Nan McNutt Chris, a contemporary 14 yr. old Native American Tlingit boy, apprentices with his uncle who is designing and making a traditional northern Northwest Coast bentwood box. In the process of helping with the box, Chris has an adventure, which changes the course of his life. Nan’s McNutt’s introduction to…

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The Button Blanket, by Nan McNutt Anne, a young contemporary Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl) girl, is going to dance in the ceremonial house for the first time. But who will help make her button blanket robe to dance in? Who will design the special family crest for her robe? As she asks each member of her family,…

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The Cedar Plank Mask, by Nan McNutt Michael, a contemporary Makah boy from the west coast of Washington State, takes a museum fieldtrip with his classmates to learn about Northwest Coast Native American masks and, especially, the West coast style of the Makah and Nuu-chah-nulth peoples. Little does he know that Grandpa has a surprise…

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