Twilight on the Thunderbird: a Memoir of Quileute Life, by Howard Hansen
Howard Hansen spent decades preserving the customs and legends of his people, the Quileute Indians of the Pacific Northwest. Finally, in Twilight on the Thunderbird, he brought together all his experiences and learning in an effort to protect the heritage that has been passed down to him and the few remaining members of his tribe. Included in the book are illustrations made by Howard Hansen of Quileute daily life and celebrations. “For much of his life, Howie has assembled the lore and language of his native people, supplementing his own copious writings (more than a million words) with tape recordings and his own drawings of the personalities he knew in the tribe, and depictions of the serene coastal village where they lived, La Push. He is a terrific artist, and for years he has been an art instructor in Seattle. ~ Brian Herbert, from the Introduction. 6x9, trade paperback, 288 pages, with illustrations by the author.