Tsimshianic

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    • The Tsimshianic are referred to in the hall as the Tsimshian.

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Wood, horn and bone

Wood, horn and bone

The careful decoration of both everyday and ceremonial objects was characteristic of all the Northwest Coast tribes.

Tools and weapons

Tools and weapons

The elements displayed here represent some of the major economic activities of the Tsimshianic.

Bark technique

Bark technique

Cedarbark was used for clothing, mats, bags, baskets, large ceremonial rings, and a variety of other purposes.

Ceremonial clothing

Ceremonial clothing

Most of the clothing and some of the ornaments displayed here were for ceremonies.