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Household gear

Part of Northwest Coast Hall.


The cedar tree furnished the two basic raw materials of the Nuxalk wood and bark. The household implements displayed here illustrate only a few of the many uses of these two materials. The digging stick in the upper left hand corner was an important tool of Nuxalk women. It was used to dig up edible roots. These and berries provided the Nuxalk with considerable vegetable food.