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Sepass Poems, Commemorative Edition

$34.95

The Sepass Poems are ancient and date to a time, long before Europeans arrived in North America. The poems were translated from the Coast Salish language into English over a 4-year period, between 1911 and 1915 and represent the only work of ‘classic’ Coast Salish literature-in-translation.

The 16 poems documented in this book are told by Chief William K’HHalserten Sepass (b. circa 1840, d. 1943), Chief of Skowkale for over 60 years.

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The Sepass Poems are ancient and date to a time, long before Europeans arrived in North America. The poems were translated from the Halq’eméylem language into English over a 4-year period, between 1911 and 1915 and represent the only work of ‘classic’ Halq’eméylem literature-in-translation. The 16 poems documented in this book are told by Chief William K’HHalserten Sepass (b. circa 1840, d. 1943), Chief of Skowkale for over 60 years.

High quality book, printed on FSC approved high-grade paper, 16 themed watercolours accompany each poem, two Paul Kane oil paintings (courtesy of Royal Ontario Museum), linen hard case with debossed artwork by George Clutesi, (from 1963 edition, courtesy of George Clutesi family).

To avoid disappointment, please order your copy soon, as inventory is low.

156 pp, ISBN: 978-0-9686046-4-9

  • $34.95 CDN plus shipping across Canada.
  • Outside of Canada? Please order directly from the publisher.

Additional information

Weight .700 kg
Dimensions 18 × 26 × 2.2 cm