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559341

House frontal pole, Haida, British Columbia, Canada, about 1850. Red cedar wood. This 11 metre pole was originally set at the front of Goose or Bear House in the village of Kayang, on Masset Inlet. It was purchased from Chief Wiah of Massett in 1903. At that time the village of Kayang had already been abandoned after the local community was devastated by epidemics of introduced diseases.

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House frontal pole, Haida,  British Columbia, Canada, about 1850. Red cedar wood.  This 11 metre pole was originally set at the front of Goose or Bear House in the village of Kayang, on Masset Inlet.  It was purchased from Chief Wiah of Massett in 1903.  At that time the village of Kayang had already been abandoned after the local community was devastated by epidemics of introduced diseases.