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Nuu - Chah - Hulth - Northwest Coast Artist
Harvey John was born into the Nuu-Chah-nulth Nation in Nootka, on the
West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia in 1953.
The John family can be traced back to Jimmy John( 1876-1978 ),
Nuu-Chah-Nulth/Yuquit, a direct descendant
of Chief Maquinna,
of the Nootka People who first greeted Captain Cook, the first
englishman to visit Vancouver Island.
This was the start of the Maritime Fur trade throughout the
1790's on Pacific Northwest Coast.
Harvey John began to carve at age 12 under the guidance
of his uncle, Simon John, and has made it his life's mission
to preserve his family traditions and culture through the
creation of fine hand carved art. Harvey's works come in
various mediums including cedar, silver and argillite.
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