Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1986

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Committee Chair

Janis John Agars

Second Committee Member

Anne S. Denman

Third Committee Member

John Q. Ressler


The curatorial process was examined in the preparation for a Washington State Centennial exhibition of Yakima Indian Nation art and Western Columbia Plateau material culture. Interviews with artists, local historians and collectors plus a review of literature gave contemporary and historical perspectives on the arts and crafts of the Columbia Plateau. An exhibition plan and museum education slide-text program are included in the study.


Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts in Individual Studies.

This thesis includes 55 film slides which can be viewed at Central Washington University Archives and Special Collections.