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    [model canoe paddle]
    Creation Date: 1875-1910
    Catalog ID: 1993.0.1701
    One of a pair of model canoe paddles (see 1993.0.1700), 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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    [argillite pipe]
    Creation Date: 1850-1900
    Catalog ID: 1991.0.89
    Carved argillite pipe, Northern Northwest Coast culture area / Haida, 1850-1900. Black, hand carved. At the front of bowl is a depiction of the head of a European or Euro-American man wearing a hat. He has sharp features and curly hair and there is a rope-like decoration around his neck. Behind the bowl is a human figure sitting on the pipe stem and holding a loop at the back of the bowl. The head is missing, but the clothes appear to be Western and he wears boots. Behind this figure stands a dog with a curled up tail. The pipe stem has formline-like elements below the figures and and area of horizontal planes near the mouthpiece.
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    The Last Guardians
    Creation Date: 1976
    Catalog ID: 1976.87.2
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    [harpoon point]
    Creation Date: ca.1851
    Catalog ID: 1531
    A harpoon spear point made out of bone and metal. Two pieces of carved bone, fitted together and bound by twine to form a V shape. Bound to the bottom of the V is a piece of metal with a flattened tip. At the open end of the V a cedar bark rope, 31" long is attached to the twine. The rope is frayed and ends in a knot.
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    [miniature canoe paddle]
    Creation Date: ca. 1900
    Catalog ID: 1950.27.12
    Small canoe paddle, Northern Northwest Coast culture area / Haida, ca. 1900. Handmade and carved from single piece of wood, possibly yellow cedar. Long flat paddle with tapered point on end. Opposite end of blade gradually extends into handle which is elliptical in cross section and ends in two prongs connected by short transverse handle at top. On blade and extending into handle is large black formline design painted on sides. Identical design on both sides, with salmon trout head with large elliptical eye. Eye forms drawn in pencil around eye, but not painted. Tip is black. Secondary red paint in U forms. Handle has black cross hatch section on both sides. Original record notes origin as Haida.
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    [miniature canoe paddle]
    Creation Date: ca. 1880-1915
    Catalog ID: 1919.28.45
    Miniature canoe paddle, Northwest Coast culture area / Haida, ca. 1880-1915. Handmade and carved of light brown wood. Handle has a cross piece at top that is oval in cross section. Below are a pair of notches on either side. Handle tapers to top of blade that curves out slightly from handle and than expands to wide flat area. Tip is pointed. One side is painted and the opposite side is carved in same design. Painted side has a red formline design of a salmon trout head followed by a large U form and smaller ovoid. Tip is black and divided into two. At center of eye is large black ovoid. Inner eye is painted a turquoise blue. On opposite side the black areas from the first side are cross hatched.
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    [box]
    Creation Date: ca. 1896
    Catalog ID: 1992.47.1
    Rectangular black argillite box with a copper liner, ca. 1896; Haida. Box is made of five pieces of argillite that are glued together. Carved and incised formline designs on all four sides. The ends have three dimensional bear heads with inlaid abalone shell eyes. The sides have incised formline designs. The rim of the box once had oval ivory inlays, only one of which remains. The copper liner was added by the donor's father, probably to reinforce the box. Box collected by donor's grandparents in Alaska 1897-98. The box's liner added by donor's father. Donor's grandfather built a wagon road from Skagway to White Pass. He owned a grocery store in Skagway, 1897-98. During that time, he acquired the argillite box as a souvenir. The Brackett history is recorded in "Brackett's Road to Gold," by Cynthia Driscoll.
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    [tray]
    Creation Date: 19th century
    Catalog ID: 1993.0.1595
    Round tray, Northern Northwest Coast culture area / Haida, 19th century. Handmade, carved of argillite and with incised design of multipetaled flower at center with swirls of crosshatching around it that end in four wheels with incised ribs inside. Inner edge of wheels are scalloped. Wide flat rim edge is decorated evenly with triangular forms that are cross hatched. Extending from wheels are segmented leaf like forms with small stems and two multipetaled flowers between. Smaller leaf like forms extend into the cross hatched areas.
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    [fragment of an argillite bowl]
    Creation Date: ca. 1850-1910
    Catalog ID: 1921.194.11
    Piece of an argillite bowl or tray, Northern Northwest Coast culture area / Haida, ca. 1850-1910. Roughly rectangular piece is carved into rim and part of a side. Rim edge is flat. Decoration below features one half of a spoked wheel with foliate designs on either side. On far side is a design of concentric circles with edges in fine points. On opposite side is a circle with smaller circle and dot hole at center.
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    [model totem pole]
    Creation Date: ca. 1882
    Catalog ID: 1975.93.8
    Model totem pole, Northern Northwest Coast culture area / Haida, ca. 1882. Carved of brown wood and painted and mounted on a six sided stand with straight back at back. Carved in cylinder with hollowed out back. Figures include a raven, bear with face between legs, whales, and an added raven at top. The raven has a small round hole in back indicating there may have been another piece above it. The figure below has a whale like tail, scales on sides and long finds, and raven like head. A divided whale is on either side of beak. The bear at bottom has open mouth showing tongue and teeth.