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U010.17.40
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  : Graphite
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : sketches
Visual Description : Graphite sketch of an "L" shaped border with beaver animal designs within it and a profile of the head of an animal above, in bottom centre of composition; empty space in the top right quadrant of the paper; glossy paper.
Accession # : U010.17.40
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."