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U014.3.344
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Ross Sr.
Title : Kwagulth Salmon
Date (Execution) : 2004
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwagu'ł, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Black, red, green and white salmon fish (profile), facing toward the left.
Accession # : U014.3.344
Width (cm) : 50.50
Height (cm) : 34.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "Along the Northwest Coast native peoples used all varieties of Salmon for food and in some cases it was a trade and treaty item. The people along the rivers also used salmon as a food resource, but not as much as the Northwest Coast peoples. With the coming of the Europeans they were amazed to find out the native people had no need for farming. This was due to the vast amounts of resources from the sea; this not only included salmon, but the entire eco-system found within the tidal area along the coast. But it was from the large variety of Salmon stocks that the coastal tribes were able to smoke, poach, sun dry and barbeque the salmon resources that were used. Among our family the late Chief Thomas E. Hunt, my late brother Eugene Hunt and our eldest bother Chief George Hunt Sr. were all exceptional salmon fishermen. It is to the ability of the native peoples' to utilize this wonderful resource that I created this design." - Ross Hunt Sr.