Two Kwakwaka'wakw museums were created in the late 1970s. Both of these native museums have set an example for other, similar institutions. This article focuses on the differences between the two museums with similar goals but different approaches in dealing with members of the Kwakwaka'wakw community and with a larger public, sometimes referred to as“outsiders” or tourists. I will attempt to account for some of these differences by drawing on a long-term field-work experience.

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