GARFIELD, Viola E.




Author Tags: Anthropology, First Nations

During three summers in the 1930s, Viola Edmundson Garfield employed William Beynon as her interpreter and major informant in order to write Tsimshian Clan and Society (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1939), a classic study on the Tsimshian of the Port Simpson area. It was rewritten as The Tsimshian: Their Arts and Music (American Ethnological Society 18, New York: J.J. Augustin, 1950) with Marius Barbeau and Paul S. Wingert. Minus Barbeau's contribution, the same work was re-released as The Tsimshian Indians and their Arts (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1966; Douglas & McIntyre, 1979) with Paul S. Wingert. Her other works are The Wolf and the Raven: Totem Poles of Southeastern Alaska (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1948, revised 1973) with Linn Argyle Forrest and a 54-page book Meet the Totem (Sitka, Alaska: Sitka Printing Co., 1951) illustrated by George Fedoroff, reprinted six times.

BOOKS

Garfield, Viola E. Tsimshian Clan and Society (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1939).
Garfield, Viola E. & Linn Argyle Forrest. Wolf and the Raven: Totem Poles of Southeastern Alaska (University of Washington Press, 1948, 1973).
Garfield, Viola E & Marius Barbeau & Paul S. Wingert. The Tsimshian: Their Arts and Music (American Ethnological Society 18, New York: J.J. Augustin, 1950; University of Washington Press, 1966; D&M, 1979).
Garfield, Viola E. Meet the Totem (Sitka, Alaska: Sitka Printing Co., 1951). Illustrated by George Fedoroff.

[BCBW 2004] "Anthropology" "First Nations"