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Cory Fuavai researches Samoan objects from the Burke’s collection not only for his coursework, but also to become a matai chief.

Lou-ann Neel holds a model totem carved by her grandfather in the culture collections

The Burke is dedicated to collaborating with diverse Native populations, sharing collections and learning together. 

Danny carefully glues parts on a pump drill as John Timu looks on.

Danny Shelton builds a stronger connection to his heritage and inspires his fellow classmates to pursue their own cultural research.

The updated 50th anniversary edition of Bill Holm’s definitive book on northern Northwest Coast art.

Outside Red Mill Totem Fish and Chips.

Despite its popularity, the identity of the carvers who made the poles has been misrepresented for years. 

Bruce Alfred takes a closer look at the mask

We look back at what we’ve learned about the Native mask that inspired the original Seattle Seahawks logo in the past year.

Carved comb showing four-legged animal

The design of Coast Salish carving, its iconography (meaning), and how it relates to other region styles.

Comparative photo of Seattle’s changing landscape

Seattle is one of the most dramatically re-engineered cities in the United States.

A color photo of the mask that inspired the Seahawks logo

The mask that inspired the Seattle Seahawks logo is discovered to be part of the Hudson Museum collection in Maine.

Kwakwaka'wakw transformation mask as pictured in Robert Bruce Inverarity's 1950 book, Art of the Northwest Coast Indians

A Northwest Coast Native mask is identified as the inspiration for the Seattle Seahawks original logo after years of speculation. 

Innovative Coast Salish art being produced in the tradition of the artists' ancestors.

The tools and technologies to make canoes and other carvings.

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