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Hayas, of Kayung - Haida  "Copyright 1915"

Portrait of Hayas (Haida man), wearing a frontlet headdress with carved and painted figures bordered with abalone shell, and ermine stripes and feathers decorating the sides.

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1915-1915

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

9.5 x 12.5 in.

Cultures:

American Indians, Haida, Native Americans, North America, Northern Northwest Coast, Northwest Coast

City:

Ka-Yung

County:

Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District

State:

British Columbia

Island Name:

Graham Island

Archipelago:

Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii)

Country:

Canada

Collection History:

Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. No other collection history information available.

Source ID:

NMAI_321103

Catalog Number:

P04585

Album Name:

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