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February 3, 2006 – January 2, 2007
Museum: American Indian Museum
Location: Contemporary Gallery, 3rd level
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. This exhibition features more than 400 ceremonial and everyday objects, including vivid ceremonial masks, hats, and other carved and painted objects and blankets with striking Northwest Coast designs.