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Portrait of a member of the Huu ay aht tribe : 'Ohiat Indian West Coast, Vancouver Island'
6.9 x 4.7 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Photograph of an indigenous Canadian from the Huu-ay-aht tribe in a half length portrait, facing three-quarters to the right and wearing a blanket around their waist and a necklace at the end of which is a long piece of bone.
The Ohiat name is an anglicised interpretation of a name that refers to the Hu-ay-aht indigenous tribe of people. Other spellings include Ohyat and Ohiet. The Huu ay aht race occupied the west coast of Vancouver Island in the Province of British Columbia.