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U014.3.626
Artist / Maker : Young, Wayne
Title : Eagle Clan
Date (Execution) : 2004
Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Nisga'a, Haida
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  :
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Circular design in which a mature and a young eagle cling to one another.
Accession # : U014.3.626
Width (cm) : 38.25
Height (cm) : 42.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "Wayne Young is a member of the Eagle Clan of the Nisga'a people. This right was passed on to Wayne from his mother. A sub-crest of the Eagle clan is the beaver. Long ago three Beaver brothers were fleeing from some trappers. They were given refuge and hidden by the people of the Eagle Clan. The Eagles taught the beavers how to transform into humans. This is why the Eagle Clan have the right to the Beaver crest. The Beaver is in the centre of this design, seen here with his characteristic, cross-hatched tail." Statement provided by Vincent Rickard, Pacific Editions related by Wayne Young.