David Neel Photography.


Northwest Coast Native

Northwest Coast Native

People of the Pacific Northwest Coast Native Tribes

A Coast Salish dug-out canoe.
A Coast Salish dug-out canoe.
A Grouse dancer at a Kwakwak'awakw potlatch.
A Grouse dancer at a Kwakwak'awakw potlatch.
A Hok-hok mask on a Kwakwak'awakw (Kwakiutl) canoe for a ceremonial arrival ceremony.
A Hok-hok mask on a Kwakwak'awakw (Kwakiutl) canoe for a ceremonial arrival ceremony.
A Kwakwak'awakw chief dances as a Hamatsa.
A Kwakwak'awakw chief dances as a Hamatsa.
A Kwakwak'awakw chief in a dug-out canoe.
A Kwakwak'awakw chief in a dug-out canoe.
A Kwakwak'awakw mask dancer at a potlatch.
A Kwakwak'awakw mask dancer at a potlatch.
A Native American girl with a hand drum.
A Native American girl with a hand drum.
A Niss'ga chief from the Wolf clan.
A Niss'ga chief from the Wolf clan.
A Niss'ga dancer with an Eagle forehead mask and clapper.
A Niss'ga dancer with an Eagle forehead mask and clapper.
A Niss'ga Eagle Dancer
A Niss'ga Eagle Dancer
Beau Dick singing a traditional song with a carved rattle, Kwakwak'awakw .
Beau Dick singing a traditional song with a carved rattle, Kwakwak'awakw .
Chief Alvin & Ethel Alfred, Nimpkish Tribe
Chief Alvin & Ethel Alfred, Nimpkish Tribe
Chief Tony Hunt, Kwakiutl
Chief Tony Hunt, Kwakiutl

One of the great carvers, he learned from Mungo Martin and Henry Hunt, and was a knowledgeable about Northwest Coast Indian art and culture.

Coast Salish racing canoe at sunset.
Coast Salish racing canoe at sunset.
Indigenous Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers.
Indigenous Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers.
Kay-Lay-La canoe, a dug-out canoe by David Neel.
Kay-Lay-La canoe, a dug-out canoe by David Neel.
Kwakwak'awakw (Kwakiutl) Bear and Thunderbird dancers in a dug-out canoe.
Kwakwak'awakw (Kwakiutl) Bear and Thunderbird dancers in a dug-out canoe.
Kwakwak'awakw canoe paddles being carved.
Kwakwak'awakw canoe paddles being carved.
Kwakwak'awakw chief with a talking stick.
Kwakwak'awakw chief with a talking stick.
Nanaimo elder, Ellen White with a hand drum.
Nanaimo elder, Ellen White with a hand drum.
The leader of a Niss'ga dance group.
The leader of a Niss'ga dance group.
The Lootas, Bill Reid's canoe on a journey.
The Lootas, Bill Reid's canoe on a journey.
The Walas-Kwis-Gila (Travels Great Distances), a canoe carved by David Neel.
The Walas-Kwis-Gila (Travels Great Distances), a canoe carved by David Neel.
War veterans carrying the colors at a Grand Entry ceremony.
War veterans carrying the colors at a Grand Entry ceremony.