Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Eagle Headdress

by


Tom D. Hunt

Tom D. Hunt

Kwakwaka'wakw

(1964- )

The son of Hereditary Chief George Hunt and Mary Hunt, Tom D. Hunt is a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation who was born in Victoria in 1964. Tom began apprenticing in Kwakwaka’wakw art with his father at the age of twelve and later worked with his brother George Hunt Jr. When entering his teenage years Tom spent several summers in Campbell River working with his maternal grandfather the late Sam Henderson. During that stage of his development of Kwakwaka’wakw art style, Tom learned the artistic style of the ‘Nakwaxda’xw Nation (Blunden Harbour).