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    Interior of chiefs house, 60 by 60 feet, Queen Charlottes Island
    Creation Date: ca. 1884
    Catalog ID: 1933.55.1.38.3
    Call Number: 1933.55.1.38.3
    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
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    [bear figurine]
    Creation Date: 1880-1930?
    Catalog ID: 1965.59.2
    Totem pole figure of a bear, Northwest Coast culture area / Haida, 1880-1930? Made of black stone (argillite? soapstone?), somewhat light in weight. Carved with large head with ovoid eyes, open mouth, arms and feet around front of body and gouge type marks on body area. Back is hollowed out.
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    [model canoe paddle]
    Creation Date: 1875-1910
    Catalog ID: 1993.0.1700
    One of a pair of model canoe paddles (see 1993.0.1701), northern Northwest Coast culture area / Haida type, 1875-1910. Carved of brown wood, the paddle had cylindrical top with notches below it. Flat stem of handle tapers to top of blade which is flat and expands to wide lower section and then tapers to tip. Painted in black formline design is a bear at base, followed by pair of claws extending to top of blade where a faded red band is. Top of handle also painted black.
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    [plate]
    Creation Date: ca. 1890-1920
    Catalog ID: 1960.57.7
    Small plate, Northern Northwest Coast culture / Haida, ca. 1890-1920. Handmade and carved of argillite. Plate is round with raised sides, round flat base, and flat rim edge. Underside has an incised line 5/8" from rim edge and an incised line around base edge. Interior has an incised decoration of a whale with large head, triangular teeth, and curved tail that extends up under head. Flippers are cross hatched. Spine of body consists of series of circles connected with curved lines. Inner rim edge is decorated with short incised bands under rim and extending to incised line below (app. 3/4").
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    [utility basket]
    Creation Date: ca. 1880-1910
    Catalog ID: 2019.0.117
    Utility basket, Northern Northwest Coast culture area / Haida, ca. 1880-1910. Handmade using spruce root in twined technique. Round base has stitches radiating out from center. Sides are straight and without decoration. The rim edge has a tighter weave. Black line visible on interior 1" below rim edge. Rim ends turned inward and held down with stitches.
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    Indian Curios, Alaska, U.S., 1887
    Creation Date: 1887
    Catalog ID: 2012.0.343
    Call Number: 2012.0.343
    Black and white photographic image of Northwest Coast culture area items, displayed stackeds against a wall and mounted on the wall, probably in Alaska, US, 1887. Among them are feast dishes, bentwood boxes, halibut hooks, ceremonial masks, a fish killing club, a dance apron, arrows, a drum, sculptures, a hat with potlatch rings, collars, speaker's staffs, a neck ring, a horn spoon, a beaded bag, and a necklace.
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    [rattle]
    Creation Date: 1900-1922
    Catalog ID: 1923.141.1
    Rattle, Northwest Coast culture area / Haida, ca. 1900-1922. Rattle is round and made of a round piece of wood that is wrapped in tan color cloth with red stripes. The cloth is covered by glass beads wrapped around the circle and the four inner supports. Attached with brown twine at center are four deer hooves.
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    [trinket box]
    Creation Date: 1890-1920
    Catalog ID: 1921.222.1
    Trinket box, made of argillite, Haida, 1890-1920. Parts include: a) box; b) lid. Rectangular box made in nontraditional style, with raised inner edge in box, small indented base. and straight sides. Lid fits over the raised areas and is flush with sides. Edges of lid are sloped. Top is decorated with carved Northwest Coast formline design of an animal face with large ovoid eyes and elliptical mouth area. Border made of face forms that have elliptical to round eyes. The design is set in a rectangular within a larger border.
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    Interior views of chiefs house, 60 by 60 feet, Queen Charlottes Island [B.C.]
    Creation Date: 1884
    Catalog ID: 1933.55.1.38.2
    Call Number: 1933.55.1.38.2
    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
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    [canoe model]
    Creation Date: 1880-ca. 1915
    Catalog ID: 1993.0.1182
    Large canoe model, Northern Northwest Coast culture area / Haida, 1880-ca. 1915. Hand carved of wood and painted in Northwest Coast formline design in black and red. High rectangular bow has a deep groove carved in the middle. One side of the flat area is painted black and the other is a checked red. The upper edge is painted black; the inner is painted red. Stern has a red check design on top. Exterior is painted with black and red Northwest Coast design, possibly depicting a bear with jagged teeth at front. Three large black bands cross midsection of canoe.