Plank House of the Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Above left: Frame construction of plank house at Gwayasdums Village, Kwikwasut'inuxw Haxwa'mis First Nation, Gilford Island, British Columbia

Above right: View of the Nahwitti (Kwakiutl) Village of Xwamdasbe on Hope Island, off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, showing houses with painted family crests. Photographed by Edward Dossetter, 1881

Pacific Northwest-Wakashan Culture, still in use, British Columbia, Pacific Coast.

Elevation is close to sea level on the Pacific coast.

Materials: wood.

Data for CG model:
1. Nabokov, Peter and Easton, Robert, 1989, NATIVE AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE, Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford.

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