Jonathan Hunt House

This ceremonial house and museum installation allows visitors to enter a recreation of the house of Chief Kwakwabalasami, the late Jonathan Hunt, a Kwakwaka’wakw chief who was born and lived his life in the community of Tsaxis, near Fort Rupert, BC.

To refresh the space, the museum brought in master carver and artist Richard Hunt, Jonathan Hunt’s grandson, who helped his father with the original installation in 1977.

With help Jason Hunt, Richard’s nephew and grandson of the late chief, this is the first time the space has been repainted since it first opened. Included in the repainting are the house posts, chief seats, dance screen, log drum and welcome figure.