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Description

A long rectangular cedar plank with faded Northwest Coast designs imprinted in the surface of the wood near the centre in a diagonal fashion. Orange coloured patch near centre of the wood at one side. Black coloured designs are more visible near centre and the bottom of the piece. Long indentation down the centre of the top of the board. Four prominent knots in wood, two near the top and two near the bottom. Small horizontal groove at the top of the board with cedar cording embedded in the middle. Two rectangular notches in wood at bottom of board. Top edge of board is cut on a slant. There are evenly spaced rectangular carved sections are located on the edge of the piece to one side. Across the top and bottom of the board there is a long rectangular cut.

Narrative

In 1831 Fort Nass was built at the mouth of the Nass River, but was soon renamed Fort Simpson after Captain Aemilius Simpson who chose the site but died four months after its establishment. In 1834 the fort was moved and reestablished at the Tsimshian summer village of Lax Kw’alaams. The first HBC factor at the new Fort Simpson married the daughter of Gispaxlo'ots Chief Legaic, as part of the diplomacy which established the fort on their territory. In 1880 the community was renamed Port Simpson. In 1986 the name Port Simpson was officially changed back to Lax Kw'alaams ("place of wild roses").

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