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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.

Map of Coast Salish region and cultural groups

Explore the geographic region of the Coast Salish people, their history, language, and tribal names.

Sucia Figure

Works of art in the form of carved bone, stone, horn and basketry have been found and dated back to 5,000 years ago.

contemporary carved comb

An introduction to the art of the First Peoples of western Washington and southwestern British Columbia who speak the Coast Salish languages.

Duwamish river

Explore the dramatic changes to Seattle's landscapes and shorelines through The Waterlines Project.

The Burke delivered hundreds of centuries-old artifacts to the Suquamish people from the Old Man House village site.

This 37-foot story pole carved by William Shelton is being repaired thanks to help from the community. 

Model Chinese junk in the Burke collection

Model Chinese ships are an important record of this form of shipbuilding that preceded modern ships made of steel and fiberglass. 

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