Northwest Coast

Containing objects from the Haida, Tlingit, Salish, Chinook, Kwakwaka'wakw, Makah, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Tsimshian cultures, the collection comprises over 400 works. Highlights include a Chilkat robe, Tlingit bentwood box, and a Kwakwaka’wakw frontlet.

Piction collections thumbnails

Coast Salish
Bow and Four Arrows
about 1841
13.1.579
Argillite Oval Platter depicting a Shaman Figure in High Relief Transforming into a Dogfish (Shark)
after 1862, collected early 20th century
157.9.13874
Argillite Carving of Two Facing Seating Anglo-European Men Pulling a Cylinder
about 1850
157.9.13876
Ear Ornaments
collected 1920-1937
159.1.14285
Tlingit
Bentwood Storage Box
after 1900
159.1.14292
Tlingit
A Bag Used to Keep Bundles of the Warp (goat wool and cedarbark fiber) Untangled during the Process of...
collected late 1920s-1945
159.1.14310a
Tlingit
Cedar Bark Neck Ring
collected late 1920s-1945
159.1.14317
Tlingit
Wall Pocket with Beaded Seaweed or Kelp Design (Fungi Textile)
about 1903
159.68.14506
Tlingit
Basket
collected 1899
159.68.14510
Tlingit
Button Robe Depicting Raven Diving into Kelp Bed
late 19th century
163.22.15078
Tlingit
Pair of Eel Shaped Silver Earrings
166.56.24804
Rudolph Walton (Kaawootk‘ or Aak‘wtaatseen), Tlingit / American, 1867 - 1951
Engraved Silver Mounted Ivory Tusk
1897
169.30.24701
Jim Jacobs (Yéilnaawú and Kíchxhaak), American / Tlingit, 1846 - 1941
Set of Silverware (Two Spoons and Two Forks)
1867-about 1897
169.30.24702
Tlingit
Seaweed and Foliate Pattern Child's Moccasins
collected 1898
170.32.24951
Norman Jackson, Tlingit / American, born 1957
Sharkman Mask
about 2004
2006.49
Preston Singletary, Tlingit / American, born 1963
Tlingit Crest Hat
2006
2007.12
Nicholas Galanin, Tlingit / American, born 1979
What Have We Become? Vol. 5a
2007
2007.36.2
Argillite Ship Panel Pipe with a Spray of Foliage surmounted by a Dog or Wolf; a seated Anglo-European...
about 1840-1860
2009.3
Tlingit
Carving of a Hawk
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1872
Anglo-European Male Figure (possibly a Missionary)
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1877
Anglo-European Female Figure (possibly a Missionary)
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1880
Carved Wooden Figure
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1883
Tlingit
Frontlet or Headdress Ornament (shakee.at )
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1891
Tlingit
Rattle in the Shape of a Tináa (Copper Shield), with a Bird Figure
collected about 1820-1860
22.3.1893
Fishhook
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1907
Killer Whale Carving with Shamanic Elements
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1919
Hat (Xaad dajaangaa)
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1927
Tlingit
Stick Game
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1933
Anglo-European Male Figure (possibly a Missionary)
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1941
Chilkat Tlingit
Chilkat Robe (naaxein)
about 1850-1880
40.15.12586
Makah
Basket
about 1900
42.12.8510
Tlingit
Berry Basket
about 1900
46.17.9391
Tlingit
Basket with lid
collected 1905
46.17.9392
Basket
possibly early-mid 19th century
46.17.9394
Tlingit
Rattle-Lid Basket
about 1900
46.17.9398
Tlingit
Feast Dish in the Form of a Sea Lion
collected 1905
46.17.9576
Tlingit
Blue Wool Button Robe
mid-19th century
50.42.12474
Bowl
about 1890
50.42.12482
Painted Chief's Hat
probably 20th century
54.41.13168
Tlingit
Woman‘s Moccasins depicting a Beetle
about 1890-1900
985.47.26640
Tlingit
Thunderbird Totem Pole Model (based on the Kwakwaka'wakw Totem Poles which belonged to Nimpkish Chief...
collected 1943-1959
987.35.26872
Tlingit
Thunderbird Totem Pole Model (based on the Kwakwaka'wakw Totem Poles which belonged to Nimpkish Chief...
collected 1943-1959
987.35.26874
Dancing Headdress Frontlet with attached Cape and separate Tunic
late 19th-early 20th century
987.65.26906a
Cape for Chiefly Regalia
late 19th-early 20th century
987.65.26906b
Tunic for Dancing Headdress Frontlet
20th century
987.65.26906c
Tlingit
Bentwood Box with Lid
about 1880
989.24.27037