The totem pole, which had become a symbol of "a generalized American Indianess," was not a traditional art form of the southern Coast Salish peoples.
It is not possible to interpret what the pole really means without knowing the history of the pole and the family that owns it.
Sharlene Santana studies how behavior, diet, anatomy and function result in bursts of diversification in tropical bats.
Researcher Regan Dunn reconstructs what types of vegetation existed in ancient Patagonia to understand the impact of climate change.
The rings in a tree stump can tell us a lot about the tree, but did you know similar records are hidden inside the tiny ear bones of fishes?
The Chilkat blanket was conceived to be a royal object in motion—the fringe swirls and sways as the wearer dances, dips and turns to a drum beat.
Shedding light on some of the greatest differentiating characteristics between the spruce baskets of the Tlingit and the Haida.
Uncovering the story behind a historic promotional poster and the polychrome carved cedar grizzly bear it features.
Every spider species has limits to its range; every place has a limited list of spiders that live there.
Turquoise is composed of hydrated copper and aluminum phosphate. It forms when circulating water alters other aluminum-rich rocks in desert environments.