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Alcheringa - Fine Tribal Art of the Northwest Coast, Papua New Guinea, and Australia

Russell Smith

Country/Region: Northwest Coast (view other artists)

Tribe: Kwakwaka'wakw

Russell Smith (b. 1950) was born in the village of Alert Bay, BC. He is the direct descendant of six chieftain bloodlines. His maternal genealogy descends from the great Chief Abraham. Russell's maternal grandfather was Isaac Abraham, Chief of the Walas Kwakiutl at Fort Rupert. Edith Dawson, his maternal grandmother was the daughter of Chief Amos Dawson of the Mamalekala tribe of Village Island.

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