By Douglas Cole
The heyday of anthropological amassing at the Northwest Coast came about among 1875 and the nice melancholy. The scramble for skulls and skeletons, poles, canoes, baskets, dinner party bowls, and mask went on till it appeared that nearly every thing now not nailed down or hidden used to be long past. The interval of so much severe amassing at the coast coincided with the expansion of anthropological museums, which mirrored the belief that point used to be operating out and that civilization used to be pushing the indigenous humans to the wall, destroying their fabric tradition or even extinguishing the local inventory itself.
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