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Alan L. Hoover

Alan L. Hoover worked in the RBCM's anthropology collections for 33 years and retired in 2003, as manager of the department.

The Magic Leaves
Authors:
Alan L. Hoover
Peter L. Macnair
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Haida;

The Magic Leaves - A History of Haida Argillite Carving

Peter Macnair and Alan Hoover recount the history of Haida argillite carving since it began in the early 1800s, and they describe more than 200 examples from the extensive collection of the Royal BC Museum

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The Magic Leaves: A History of Haida Argillite Carving
Authors:
Alan L. Hoover
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Haida;

Peter Macnair and Alan Hoover recount the history of Haida argillite carving since it began in the early 1800s, and they describe more than 200 examples from the extensive collection of the Royal BC Museum

Argillite is a dense, black shale mined from a quarry on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), reserved for the exclusive use of Haida carvers. Argillite works are unique in style and character, ranging from ceremonial pipes and model poles to elaborate platters and chests.

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