In Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast author and educator Hilary Stewart shares her understanding of how to look at the art of the Northwest Coast peoples. Bold, inventive Indigenous art of the Northwest Coast is distinguished by its sophistication and complexity. It is also composed of basically simple elements which, guided by a rich traditions, create images of striking power. The elements of style are introduced; the traditional narratives and legends which shape the motifs are interpreted; the stylistic differences between the major cultural peoples are defined and illustrated. Raven, Thunderbird, Killer Whale, Bear: all the traditional forms are here, deftly analyzed by a professional writer and artist who has a deep understanding of this powerful culture.