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Zacherias and the Chicago Settee

"Zacherias and the Chicago Settee: Connecting the Masterpiece to the Master," provides an answer to the long-standing mystery: Who was the Master of the Chicago Settee? First identified by Bill Holm in his article: "Will the Real Charles Edenshaw Please Stand Up?" (published in The World Is As Sharp As a Knife: An Anthology in Honour of Wilson Duff. D. Abbott, ed. Pp. 175-200; Victoria: British Columbia Provincial Museum; 1981), this 19th century Haida artist came to be known by this nick-name and a number of carvings that display his distinctive style. Research Wright is currently conducting on a set of Skidegate Haida model houses and poles made for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, together with her work with the Skidegate community has revealed an answer.

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Wright, Robin K. "Zacherias and the Chicago Settee: Connecting the Masterpiece to the Master" American Indian Art Magazine, 35 (1) 68-75; 2009.

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