Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
This list represents a selection of books on Indian arts, available at the Interior Library. Please direct inquiries or concerns to the Reference Librarian at 202-208-5815 between 7:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays.
ND1329.3 .I53 C74 2000 Indian summers: Washington State College and the Nespelem Art Colony, 1937-41 Creighton, Jeff, 1953-
E78 .C15 D18 2000 Indian basketmakers of California and the Great Basin: the living art and fine tradition Dalrymple, Larry.
E78 .N78 D38 Tongues & totems: comparative arts of the Pacific Basin; a comparison of Northwest coast Indian art with art forms of other cultures around the Pacific Basin, with special reference to the collection of the Alaska International Art Institute Davis, Starr.
E78 .N78 G8 Art in the life of the Northwest Coast Indians. With a catalog of the Rasmussen collection of Northwest Indian art at the Portland Art Museum Gunther, Erna, 1896-
E98 .T65 H3 Totem poles: an illustrated guide Halpin, Marjorie M., 1937-
E78 .N78 H587 1983 The box of daylight: northwest coast Indian art Holm, Bill, 1925-
E78 .N78 H59 1976 Indian art of the northwest coast: a dialogue on craftsmanship and aesthetics Holm, Bill, 1925-
E78 .N78 H6 Northwest coast Indian art; an analysis of form Holm, Bill, 1925-
E98 .A7 I6 Art of the Northwest Coast Indians Inverarity, Robert Bruce, 1909-
E98 .T65 J66 2010 The totem pole: an intercultural history Jonaitis, Aldona, 1948-
E51 .C2 V.24 NO.7 The carver's art of the Indians of northwestern California Kelly, Isabel Truesdell, 1906-
E78 .C64 M47 2005 People of the river: native arts of the Oregon territory Mercer, Bill, 1960-
E78 .N78 W48 Arts of a vanished era Whatcom Museum of History and Art.
E78 .B9 W93 1999 Mythic beings: spirit art of the Northwest Coast Wyatt, Gary, 1958-