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U014.3.630
Artist / Maker : Young, Wayne
Title : Three Beaver Brothers
Date (Execution) : 2000
Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Nisga'a, Haida
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Black and red design with a large oblong head shape at bottom centre. Red border with designs running along bottom and left of print and black border with design running along top and right of print. Geometric shape in top right corner.
Accession # : U014.3.630
Width (cm) : 71.00
Height (cm) : 55.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "This print illustrates the Nisga's legend of the origins of the Beaver Clan. One day three Beaver brothers were running from hunters and trappers. They ran across an eagle who said 'come to our village and we will hide you.' The Beavers transformed into humans and stayed in the village. After this the Eagle Clan adopted the Beaver as a crest, or a sub-clan. The black figure in the middle of the design represents one of the beaver brothers transforming into human form."