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By Douglas Cole

The heyday of anthropological gathering at the Northwest Coast came about among 1875 and the nice melancholy. The scramble for skulls and skeletons, poles, canoes, baskets, ceremonial dinner bowls, and mask went on until eventually it appeared that nearly every thing now not nailed down or hidden used to be long gone. The interval of such a lot severe gathering at the coast coincided with the expansion of anthropological museums, which mirrored the belief that point used to be operating out and that civilization used to be pushing the indigenous humans to the wall, destroying their fabric tradition or even extinguishing the local inventory itself.

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