Architecture of storytelling.
The original post and beam.
80 kilometers off British Columbia’s west coast.
Discovered (not that long ago) in 1774 by an Español.
Here is a website where you can learn to speak Haida with audio playback.
náa is translated as house or one’s den or burrow.
The hierarchy/social rank of the villages (chief in the middle kind of rules) here.
Layout diagrams show the 1950′s style lowered fire pit (B) around which dancing occurs (E) with a skylight for smoke (C) , much like that found in this clip from a Peter Seller movie.
The Canadian museum of civilization shows this photo taken in 1884 of the fire pit in Chief Wiah’s house. There are surrounding sleeping compartments and most of the furniture is from a captured ship.
These guys are longhouse contracting on Haida Gwaii:
Haida stone sledgehammer (splitting wood):
Using an adze (cutting out material):
Effect of using an adze, would make an incredible facade:
Canoe types (number 5 is Haida):
Food: the center of a house.
Haida manga is storytelling Haida comic/cartoon (circa 2001). Would make a great carving/graffiti on the entrance of a “new” longhouse.
Rainbows gallery, however, has enough carvings for many longhouses to come:
Saturday’s earthquake here.