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Watercolour painting depicting Fort Simpson and the village of Lax Kw'alaams. The image shows a coastal inlet with Tsimshian village houses built all around the shore, along with a large fort on the left, with "H.G.Co. S FORT" hand-printed on its wall. In the foreground there are two Tsimshian people sitting on the ground holding the end of a bird trap that runs to the right of the foreground, with two birds near the trap itself. Most of the houses have blue smoke coming out of the smoke-holes. There are canoes pulled up along the shore, as well as two in the water. A large rigged sailing vessel is anchored inside the inlet. Hand printed on the front lower right corner is "FORT SIMPSON .B.C. in 1831. Drawn by Frederick Alexcee". In the background, in the water, is a steamship with a plume of black smoke coming out its pipe. There is one settler-style house in the background on the left, behind the fort. A green mountain range runs across the horizon. The painting is on thin, somewhat flexible board.

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