Historic

86 items

Raven Paddle
Artist Unknown (Northern Coastal)

Inscribed "KETCHIKAN" on the handle.Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a t...

Inscribed "KETCHIKAN" on the handle.Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adventures at the beginning of time released the sun and the moon and brought the world into existence. Raven is identified by its straight beak and lack of ears or plumage on the head.

$2,400.00

Killer Whale Paddle
Artist Unknown (Northern Coastal)

Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, ki...

Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, killer whales are often thought to be the reincarnations of great chiefs and are associated with wealth, unity and travel. Some prominent characteristic traits of Killer Whale are a rounded snout, blowhole, a dorsal fin, pectoral fins and a tail.

$2,700.00

Eagle Spoon
Artist Unknown (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Dimensions including base: 8 ¼" H x 3" W x 5" D

Dimensions including base: 8 ¼" H x 3" W x 5" D

$600.00

Thunderbird and Bear Model Pole
Tom Moses (Salish)

Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans especially when standing on ...

Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans especially when standing on their hind legs, bridging the human and non-human realms. Their strength and intelligence are universally respected and they are considered to be helping spirits of warriors. Bear is often depicted with a short snout, round paws, stubby tail and bared teeth.Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful bein...

$350.00

Trade Pipe
Artist Unknown (Haida)

Late 1800s

Late 1800s

$6,000.00

Tlingit Basket
Artist Unknown (Tlingit)

$2,500.00

Canoe Bowl
Artist Unknown (Kwakwaka'wakw)

$7,000.00

Thunderbird Pole
Charlie James (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent lineages. Large enough to hun...

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being in traditions throughout the Northwest Coast. It is often depicted with a sharply hooked beak and large ears or horns.

$2,500.00

Goat Horn Spoon
Artist Unknown (Northern Coastal)

Dimensions including stand: 9 ¾" H x 3" W x 6" D

Dimensions including stand: 9 ¾" H x 3" W x 6" D

$3,400.00