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This Nisga’a chief is shown in his role as Great Dancer. Behind him is a ceremonial screen depicting a supernatural ancestor.

Royal BC Museum - This Nisga’a chief is shown in his role as Great Dancer. Behind him is a ceremonial screen depicting a supernatural ancestor.

Chief Willie Seaweed (Willie Siwid [Siwiti]/Chief Hilamas/The One Able To Set Things Right/Smoky Top/Kwaxitola), Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)

Chief Willie Seaweed (Willie Siwid [Siwiti]/Chief Hilamas/The One Able To Set Things Right/Smoky Top/Kwaxitola), Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)

Francine Hunt in 1914. Her husband assisted anthropologists in the collection and documentation of tribal artifacts.

Chief's daughter - Nakoaktok, English name Francine, from Blunden Harbour or Ba'as in Kwak'wala, of the 'Nak'waxda'xw nation.

Loon Paddle, by Bill Henderson The loon is traditionally connected to the undersea kingdom in Kwakwaka'wakw mythology.

3. Loon Paddle

Canoe paddle in Yellow Cedar & Abalone. Paddle shows the loon, a bird traditionally connected to the undersea world in Kwakwaka’wakw mythology. Classic Kwakwaka’wakw carving style and painting: deeply carved outlines and richly painted form lines.

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An old photograph of the Native American known as Hamasoka, Principal Chief of a Kwakiutl Village.

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