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Part of Northwest Coast Hall.

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Haida hunting was concentrated on sea mammals which provided both food and pelts. The Haida probably captured more fur seals and se others than any other Northwest Coast tribe. During the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, they traded great numbers of these skins to the fur traders. Seals, sea lions, and porpoises were caught with harpoons and killed with clubs. Sea otters were shot with arrows.