An Aboriginal Presence

An Aboriginal Presence

George Clutesi (1905-1988)

George Clutesi, of the Tse-Shaht Band (Nuu-Chah-Nulth), attended the Alberni Residential School, and then worked as a fisherman and in construction. In 1944, he became the first Aboriginal artist to have a solo exhibition of his work. Clutesi's book, Son of Raven, Son of Deer (1967), the first anthology of Aboriginal stories published by an Aboriginal person, was followed by Potlatch (1969). Clutesi acted in several films, including the Claude Jutra film, Dreamspeaker (1977).

Book: Potlatch by George Clutesi
Potlatch, by George Clutesi, Sidney, British Columbia: Gray's Publishing Ltd., 1969
CMC E 78 B9 C538 1969

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