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
Haida
Argillite Oval Platter depicting a Shaman Figure in High Relief Transforming into a Dogfish (Shark)
after 1862, collected early 20th century
157.9.13874
Haida
Argillite Carving of Two Facing Seating Anglo-European Men Pulling a Cylinder
about 1850
157.9.13876
Lott Family, Tlingit
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 a Raven and an Octopus
late 19th century
163.22.15078
Tlingit
Button Robe Depicting a Raven and an Octopus
late 19th century
163.22.15078
Tlingit
Pair of Eel Shaped Silver Earrings
166.56.24804
Rudolph Walton (Kaawootk' or Aak'wtaatseen), American / Tlingit, 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, American / Tlingit, born 1957
Sharkman Mask
about 2004
2006.49
Preston Singletary, American / Tlingit, born 1963
Tlingit Crest Hat
2006
2007.12
Nicholas Galanin, American / Tlingit, born 1979
What Have We Become? Vol. 5a
2007
2007.36.2
Haida
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
Haida
Anglo-European Male Figure (possibly a Missionary)
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1877
Haida
Anglo-European Female Figure (possibly a Missionary)
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1880
Haida
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
Haida
Fishhook
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1907
Haida
Killer Whale Carving with Shamanic Elements
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1919
Haida
Hat (Xaad dajaangaa)
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1927
Tlingit
Stick Game
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1933
Haida
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
Tlingit or Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Basket
possibly early-mid 19th century
46.17.9394
Tlingit
Rattle-Lid Basket
about 1900
46.17.9398
Tlingit
Sitka Style
collected 1905
46.17.9576
Tlingit
Blue Wool Button Robe
mid-19th century
50.42.12474
Sugpiaq (Alutiiq), Eyak or Tlingit
Bowl
about 1890
50.42.12482
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka)
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
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Dancing Headdress Frontlet with attached Cape and separate Tunic
late 19th-early 20th century
987.65.26906a
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Cape for Dancing Headdress Frontlet
late 19th-early 20th century
987.65.26906b
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Tunic for Dancing Headdress Frontlet
20th century
987.65.26906c
Tlingit
Bentwood Box with Lid
about 1880
989.24.27037