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U014.3.179
Artist / Maker : Goodwin, John ; Nytom
Title : Hahoulthe - Chief's Domain
Date (Execution) : 2004
Geographical Origin : Vancouver Island; British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Nuu-chah-nulth, Makah
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Rectangular image with a blue border with red poka dots, four blue rectangles within the outer rectangle and six red fish (salmon?).
Accession # : U014.3.179
Width (cm) : 52.50
Height (cm) : 38.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "Salmon were the second most important food group next to sea mammals. This print represents the six different species of salmon in the territories of the First Nations People. Every river belongs to a head man or chief, hawilh. It was his tribe's responsibility to take care of his territory, hahoulthe. The customs of the Nuu-chah-nulth people demanded that the members of the tribe pay tribute, oumas, to the chief. This gave them access to his resources in his territory. The word hahoulthe means all that is under the cover or blanket of a chief's domain. This print represents a hawilh's territory, his hahoulthe." - Nytom