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U010.17.41
Artist / Maker : Young, Wayne
Title : Three Beaver Brothers
Date (Execution) :
Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Nisga'a, Haida
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph, Graphite
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Serigraph print and graphite sketch; print in red and black and on the lower left side of the composition; black animal head in the bottom centre; graphite sketch in top right corner, outlines of first nation design forms and marks indicating colours.
Accession # : U010.17.41
Width (cm) : 71.50
Height (cm) : 56.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Vincent Rickard
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."