The Tsimshianic are referred to in the hall as the Tsimshian.
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Masks were worn by participants in Tsimshianic ceremonies.
The careful decoration of both everyday and ceremonial objects was characteristic of all the Northwest Coast tribes.
The elements displayed here represent some of the major economic activities of the Tsimshianic.
Songs were an intrinsic part of all ceremonies.
Cedarbark was used for clothing, mats, bags, baskets, large ceremonial rings, and a variety of other purposes.
Shamans were individuals who could control supernatural power.
Most of the clothing and some of the ornaments displayed here were for ceremonies.
The Tsimshianic waged war to acquire slaves or avenge a wrong.