WorldCat Identities

McQuiston, Don

Works: 5 works in 18 publications in 2 languages and 1,246 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: E98.A7, 730.08997
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Don McQuiston
Dolls & toys of Native America : a journey through childhood by Don McQuiston( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and Italian and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Native American children, play was also a preparation for life. By playing with the miniature dolls, tipis, sleds, spears, canoes, kachinas, and cradleboards made for them by their parents and grandparents, girls and boys learned the skills that would take then into adulthood. In time, they would pass along these skills to their own children and grandchildren. Each toy carried a unique legacy of history, tradition, design, and practical technique. Eighty-five beautiful, full-color images reveal the beauty and craftsmanship of these artifacts, while twenty-five historical sepia-tone photographs place them in a context in which they were used. Woven throughout the pictorial display are seven compelling tales that illustrate the role of toys in passing valuable lessons from one generation to the next in a culture where the wisdom of elders has always been revered. Fact-filled captions and a fascinating, authoritative text complete this remarkable volume. From Inuit carvings of dogsleds and miniature Chippewa cradleboards to Haida cedar canoes and Hopi corn maiden kachinas, the toys and dolls in these pages present a tribute to the values and artistry of Native American cultures across the United States."--Jacket
Visions of the north : native art of the Northwest Coast by Don McQuiston( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The abundant resources of the Northwest Coast allowed the Native Americans living there the opportunity to develop a sophisticated society in which art played a large part. Even the most utilitarian object was crafted with an eye to beauty. The totem poles, ceremonial masks, dance blankets, dugout canoes, and other unique items crafted by the more than two dozen tribes who lived there reflect both the imagination of the individual and the unity of the Northwest Coast vision. With more than 130 color photographs, Visions of the North explores the natural beauty of the region and the rich artistic heritage of its people. The text offers a basic introduction to the Northwest Coast culture, past and present, and a lively look at the potlatch, a central event in the world of each tribe. Visions of the North is perfect for anyone interested in the Northwest as well as for collectors of this increasingly popular type of Native American art. It also serves as an evocative reminder, for the visitor, of the region's beauty and bounty
The woven spirit of the Southwest by Don McQuiston( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 100 color photographs fill this book on Native American weavings which are fascinating for their cultural messages as well as for their bold designs and brilliant colors
Off-season : a guide to visiting the western national parks without the crowds by Joseph E Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spirit of mother earth : nature in Native American art by Jeremy Schmidt( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To Native Americans, nature and art are undeniably interwined. Creating a work of art - or even a tool or weapon - meant paying reverence to the cosmic forces of the Earth's spirit. With over 100 color photographs, In The Spirit Of Mother Earth shows how nature has influenced the exquisite handiwork of Native American people through the ages. Divided by region, this book looks back in time to show us how the once-abundant resources inspired images of whales and bears in the crafts of such tribes as the Tlingit, Makah, and Chinook; how the wide-open skies and huge herds of buffalo became common motifs in Plains Indian art; and how the mountains, rivers, and vast woods of the East appeared in masks and other carvings of the Mohawk, Iroquois, and other Woodland tribes. What these people knew, and what was sadly overlooked by invading European cultures, is that harmony comes from respecting nature, not taking from her
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.24 for Off-season ... to 0.35 for In the spi ...)

Visions of the north : native art of the Northwest Coast
Alternative Names
Mac Quiston, Don

MacQuiston, Don

Mc Quiston, Don