Captured Heritage: The Scramble for Northwest Coast Artifacts

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Work documents the "lively market in curiosities that sprang up in the coves and on the beaches of the north Pacific coast in the eighteenth century." Also includes brief information on the history of the Smithsonian Institution and Baird's involvement in creating and with the curatorship of the National Collections. Includes information on William Healey Dall, and George Gustav Heye.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Heye, George Gustav
  • Dall, William Healey 1845-1927
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center


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