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Description

A long rectangular cedar plank with faded painted Northwest Coast designs imprinted in the surface of the wood. Orange patch of crackled wood near the centre of the plank. Black and red coloured designs are more visible near the bottom of the piece. Small rectangular holes spaced across the length of one edge. The other edge is jagged and uneven. Chisel marks and nail(?) holes overall on underside of object.

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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