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September 12, 2007 – July 20, 2008
Location: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
This exhibition presents the art and culture of the people of the Northwest Coast and features 11 Native communities from Washington state, British Columbia, and Alaska, including the Coast Salish, Makah, Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka'wakw, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, Tsimshian, Gitxsan, Nisga'a, Haida, and Tlingit. On view are more than 400 ceremonial and everyday objects, including vivid ceremonial masks, carvings, clothing, baskets, and tools. Other notable objects included are a 13 1/2-foot model canoe with figures by Young Doctor (1850-1933), an 18th-century Nuu-chah-nulth whaler's hat, and an extremely unusual Tlingit robe made out of a Chilkat blanket (c. 1875).
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