Haida grave house with carved whale on top, Kasaan BayPhotographed in Old Kasaan, before relocation to New Kasaan, ca. 1899.
Project type: Archaeology and History, Art Works, Historical Restoration, Sculptures
Artists: Haida craftsmen, Tlingit craftsmen
Designers: Architect Linn A. Forrest (restoration)
Quality of Information: Very Good
Site Survival: ExtantView Project in a Separate Window
Craftsmen enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps carved a copy of the Killer Whale Grave Figure. The original, which no longer exists, was located on the roof of a grave house on the beach in Old Kasaan. This is the location in which it was originally photographed, before it was relocated to New Kasaan in 1940.
National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for the Chief Son-I-Hat's Whale House and Totems Historic District, accessed on August 2, 2017. NÁAY I´WAANS, A Joint Project with Kasaan Haida Heritage Foundation and the Organized Village of Kasaan, August 1, 2017.
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on August 4, 2017.
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