plate 27

After John Webber

The Inside of A House in Nootka Sound.


An illustration of a clan house, probably located at Friendly Cove inside Nootka Sound. A fire for cooking and heating is located in the center of a large room. Sleeping quarters are arranged on the sides. Dried salmon are hanging from the rafters, which are suspended from the large roof beams. Interior carvings on the vertical beams are vaguely suggested. On the left side of the illustration is pictured a seated man—most probably a clan chief—clad in his cloak of carefully woven red cedar bark.