Outside Vancouver’s Anthropology Museum was the Haida house exhibit. This group of First Nation buildings were from those who inhabited the Queen Charlotte Islands. The buildings were constructed back in the early 1960s under the guidance of First Nation artist, Bill Reid. He even carved some of the house poles and free standing Haida poles.
The larger building represented a family dwelling; the smaller building a mortuary chamber. Although the bigger construction had a fire pit inside, the building remained locked except for special occasions.