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Standing Up with Ga'axsta'las

Jane Constance Cook and the Politics of Memory, Church, and Custom

Standing Up with Ga'axsta'las is a compelling conversation with the colonial past initiated by the descendants of Kwakwaka'wakw leader and activist, Jane Constance Cook (1870-1951). Drawing from oral histories, archival materials, and historical and anthropological works, they offer a nuanced portrait of a high-ranked woman who was a cultural mediator; devout Christian; and activist for land claims, fishing and resource rights, and adequate health care.

About the Author

Leslie A. Robertson is an assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. The Kwagu'l Gixsam Clan includes approximately one thousand members descended from a common ancestor. Their cultural root is Tsaxis (Fort Rupert).

Endorsements

"This profound book, which skilfully weaves biography, history, and scholarly discussions, offers a nuanced way of thinking about Native culture and its political uses within communities and in the larger society. A must-read for specialists of the Northwest Coast, it will also inspire scholars and students in Native studies, women's studies, ethnohistory, and sovereignty studies."—Michael E. Harkin, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming

"Standing up with Ga'axsta'las breaks new ground in collaborative research. Leslie Robertson and the Kwagu'l Gixsam Clan have produced a volume that addresses recursive interpretations of Jane Cook's life and times from oral histories and archival documents. This book will enliven conversations about Northwest Coast anthropology for years to come."—Julie Cruikshank, Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia

UBC Press

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