Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life along the North Pacific Coast

February 3, 2006 – January 2, 2007

National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Contemporary Gallery, 3rd level Floor Plan

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.