19th Century Native American Northwest Coast Tribal Sheep Horn Ladle
The indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast were of many nations and tribal affiliations, each with distinctive cultural and political identities, but they shared certain beliefs, traditions and practices, such as the centrality of salmon as a resource and spiritual symbol. The term ‘Northwest Coast’ or ‘North West Coast’ is used in Anthropology to refer to the groups of Indigenous people residing along the coast of British Columbia, Washington State, parts of Alaska, and (depending upon who is defining the area), Oregon and northern California. The term ‘Pacific Northwest” is largely used in the American context.
Prior to the contact with westerners, warfare between nations, and the enslaving of captives was also an enterprise common to many of the groups. At one point the region had the highest population density of a region inhabited by Aboriginal peoples in Canada.
|PLACE OF ORIGIN:||North America|
|DATE OF MANUFACTURE:||Circa 1880|
|WEAR:||Wear consistent with age and use|
|HEIGHT:||3.5 in. (9 cm)|
|WIDTH:||6.75 in. (17 cm)|
|DEPTH:||7 in. (18 cm)|
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