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Although a small weir crossing a narrow stream or estuary might be owned and op- erated by a single household, a larger weir spanning a major river required the cooperative effort of an entire village, with each household claiming its share of the harvest. " The turn, "that we may meet cut into the catch: come "Thank to save our not die of hunger, you Long by urging the salmon to rituals, women served the huge catches of salmon and other some household. " Besides performing such their for they followed.

Called the Whale House after a crest long associated with the clan, the building, framed of spruce planks, was unadorned on the outside. But inside it was embel- some of the finest carvings in the Pacific Northwest. Much of the work was done by a master carver named Kadjisdoo'akch, recruited lished with such treasures as a 14-foot-long ceremonial bowl and the house post shown here -one of four interior columns he carved with interwoven human and animal figures depicting clan legends. He was paid a princely fee: 10 slaves, 50 dressed moose skins, and many blankets.

People lived in these communities throughout the winter months, and often returned there during the summer between ditions. Some groups-including the Coast Salish, the Nootka, Bella Coola (Nuxalk), a Salishan-speaking group Tsimshian- carried their shelters with who and the lived south of the them when they ventured stripping the winter houses of their wall planks expe- their foraging off by and transporting them summer camps, where the planks were temporary shelters. Later, the process was reversed, and lashed between their canoes to to cover used the planks were brought back to the coastal villages and reattached to their original posts and beams.

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