This book explores the tradition of ethnographic film on the Northwest Coast and its relationship to the ethnography of the area. It points out the complex relationships between particular epistemological positions, aesthetic strategies, and institutional politics.
1. Preview: "Persistence of Vision" 2. Through a Glass Darkly: Terms and Problems for Analysis 3. Celluloid Savages: Salvage Ethnography and the Narration of Disappearance 4. Totems and the Potlatch People: Absence, Presence, and the Denial of History 5. Remembering: The Narratives of Renewal 6. Wider Angles: Toward a Conclusion