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Tsimshian Chief (Samuel Gaum), 1926

Edwin Holgate
Canadian, 1892 - 1977
black and red chalk on wove paper
60.2 x 47.7 cm
Purchased 1927
National Gallery of Canada (no. 3494)
© Estate of Edwin Holgate, Jonathan Rittenhouse, executor

Samuel (or Simon) Wallace Gaum (Qawm), chief of the Raven clan of Kitselas, a Tsimshian village on the Skeena River, was living in Port Essington when interviewed by Marius Barbeau in 1926

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