Northwest Coast Hide Drum

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Northwest Coast Painted Hide Drum
The iconography of the legend of the Thunderbird bringing a whale to feed a village of Native People ravaged by famine.

Artist James Hunter lived in Neah Bay and was a product of the last Chief of the Ozette Village.  His brother Shubid Hunter was a silversmith at Neah Bay.  James was a prolific carver of Sea Wolf headdresses and rattles, paddles, and model canoes in the 1920-30s and selling his carvings at the Queets Cabins and Store as well as the same at the Hoh and Neah Bay.

Circa 1920's-1930's
21.25" x 2.25".

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