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Interior views of chiefs house, 60 by 60 feet, Queen Charlottes Island [B.C.]

Black and white photograph taken 1884 showing the interior of Chief Wiah's house located in the village of Masset on Graham Island, part of the Queen Charlotte Islands (now Haida Gwaii) in British Columbia, Canada. Chief Wiah was a Haida chief and his house, Neiwans (Monster House) was famous for its great size. The interior of the house is terraced with three different levels. On the lower level is a large open hearth with a few stools placed nearby. Tables and chairs stand against the walls of the lower level. Steps lead from the lower to the upper levels. Sleeping compartments are visible on the upper level. Lena Cancy album

Details

Creation Date: 1884

Catalog ID: 1933.55.1.38.2

Call Number: 1933.55.1.38.2

Object Types: print, photographic, stereograph

Creator: Richard Maynard

Dimensions: Height 3.813 in . Width 3.125 in

Related Subjects: Canada, British Columbia, Queen Charlotte Islands, Haida, North American Indian site, building interior, Chief Wiah, hearth, chair, table