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Interior of chiefs house, 60 by 60 feet, Queen Charlottes Island

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. Two Haida men sit on stools to the right. To their left is a sleeping area. What appears to be the corner of a hearth is visible in the lower right corner. Three stools stand at the edge of the hearth. A hat sits on one of the stools, a basin on another. Another basin and pitcher stand nearby. To the left, several pictures from newspaper cover the wall. Lena Clancy album

Details

Creation Date: ca. 1884

Catalog ID: 1933.55.1.38.3

Call Number: 1933.55.1.38.3

Object Types: print, photographic, stereograph

Dimensions: Height 3.813 in . Width 3.125 in

Related Subjects: Canada, British Columbia, Queen Charlotte Islands, Haida, Chief Wiah, North American Indian, man, house, building interior, stool