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Painting3281/1
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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.

Culture
Tsimshian
Made in
Port Simpson, British Columbia, Canada and Lax Kw'alaams, British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Model Totem Pole3029/1
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Carved and painted model totem pole. Pole has an eagle at top, wings at sides, feet planted on a small bentwood box. The box is balanced on the head of a human, with protruding nose and painted features, wearing a shoulder cloak. With his hands and feet the man grips a downward facing whale. The whale has a green and black torso with carved and painted eyes and open mouth showing clenched white teeth behind red lips. Its nose plunges into the pole’s rectangular wooden stand which is painted red and green. The back of the pole has been partially hollowed out.

Culture
Tsimshian
Material
wood, paint, ink and metal
Made in
Port Simpson, British Columbia, Canada and Lax Kw'alaams, British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Lantern Slide3000/44
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Hand painted glass lantern slide. A 3-sided rectangular wooden frame holds the irregular or broken glass plate that has been hand painted on the back. The scene shows a First Nations chief being shot, with a gun right on the side of his head. He is wearing a red scarf, brown jacket and tall animal skin headdress, on a black background. The gun is held by an arm emerging from the right. The glass is held to the frame by grooves in the wood as well as small pieces of tin inserted in the wood behind the pane. An irregularly shaped wood bar crosses over the back side of the glass, glued to the frame at top and bottom.

Culture
Tsimshian
Material
paint, glass, wood, metal and adhesive
Made in
Port Simpson, British Columbia, Canada and Lax Kw'alaams, British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Lantern Slide3000/43
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Hand painted glass lantern slide. The square plate shows an image of a grey bear in combat with two humans. The bear stands upright, in contact with a man in a blue cloak, bleeding, who is stabbing the bear’s chest and stomach with a long spear. The bear bleeds from the spear wound, as well as from its mouth. The second figure stands behind the first and hefts a spear at shoulder level, aimed at the bear. The background of the image is black. (No frame.)

Culture
Tsimshian
Material
paint and glass
Made in
Port Simpson, British Columbia, Canada and Lax Kw'alaams, British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Lantern Slide3000/42 a-c
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Hand painted glass lantern slide. Part a is glass slide covered with an image of two human figures in red skirts and sashes to the left of a full, grey moon. The leftmost figure leaps in the air, arms extended. The second figure is in front of the moon, facing left. The background of the image is black at top, brown at bottom. Part c is a second glass slide pointed at one end, with a black painted area in the lower centre. When matched with part a, the black part covers the leaping figure, leaving just the figure who appears to be 'carrying' the moon with a burden belt? Part b is a broken corner of part a. (No frame; irregularly shaped or broken glass.)

Culture
Tsimshian
Material
paint and glass
Made in
Port Simpson, British Columbia, Canada and Lax Kw'alaams, British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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SS Glad Tidings Crossing Wrights Sound3000/8
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Drawing in charcoal, on thick paper. The image is of a boat and small canoe caught in a storm, large waves crashing, while a beam of sunlight appears at the top right corner. Three figures are visible on deck of the boat, which is identified in writing below the image as the S.S. Glad Tidings.

Culture
Tsimshian
Made in
Port Simpson, British Columbia, Canada and Lax Kw'alaams, British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Spoon2999/2
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Small painted wooden spoon. The handle is carved into the shape of a fish, with a brown painted fluke and a small dorsal fin. Painted-on designs are side fins, dorsal decorations of lines and dots, the jaw line and mouth. Large teeth have been carved and emphasized with red paint. Small round eyes have also been carved and painted dark brown. In its mouth the fish grasps the bowl of the spoon, which is carved of the same piece of wood. The bowl is thick in the centre and thin at the edges and is undecorated.

Culture
Tsimshian
Material
wood and paint
Made in
Port Simpson, British Columbia, Canada and Lax Kw'alaams, British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Model Canoe2791/8 a-d
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Model canoe with four seat boards, a mast and 2 paddles. The canoe (a) has an identical painted green, white and black design on each side of a fish with large teeth. Black and red lines decorate bow and stern. The mast (b), with painted red and black rings at top and centre, fits into a cross piece on canoe. Both paddles (c,d) are painted red, green and black but paddle (c) has a painted red handle and raven with open mouth. Signed by artist at stern.

Culture
Tsimshian
Material
wood, paint and metal
Made in
Port Simpson, British Columbia, Canada and Lax Kw'alaams, British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Model Totem Pole2791/7
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Carved and painted model totem pole nailed onto square base. Pencil marks are visible beneath the red, green, black, red, white and yellow paint. Represented, top to bottom, are a small eagle with white head and yellow beak perched atop the curled tail of a killer whale with narrow pointed dorsal fin diving down to touch the head of a seated bear with red front paws raised up in the air.

Culture
Tsimshian
Material
wood, paint and metal
Made in
Port Simpson, British Columbia, Canada and Lax Kw'alaams, British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Model Totem Pole2791/6
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Carved and painted model totem pole nailed onto square base. Represented, top to bottom, are a small eagle with white head and yellow beak perched atop the curled tail of a killer whale with narrow pointed dorsal fin diving down to touch the head of a seated bear with red front paws raised up in the air.

Culture
Tsimshian
Material
wood, paint and metal
Made in
Port Simpson, British Columbia, Canada and Lax Kw'alaams, British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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