(1839 - 1920/24)
Charles (Chief Tahayghen) Edenshaw was active/lived in British Columbia / Canada. Charles Edenshaw is known for totem carving, jewelry making, Haida art.
Biography Charles Edenshaw
The following information, submitted by M.D. Silverbrooke, is from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online.
EDENSHAW, CHARLES (also named Da•aÅiigang (Dah¤égin, Tahayghen, Takayren), Skìl'wxan jas, N¿ngkwigetklals; succeeded to the chiefly title of Eda'nsa (ItÄnsaw, Edensaw, Ee-din-suh, Idansu, Idinsaw)), Haida artist and chief; b. c. 1839 in Skidegate (B.C.), son of Qawkúna of the Sdast'aas Eagle lineage and her husband K'lajang-k'una of the Nikw¿n qiwe Raven lineage; d. 1920, probably on 12 September in Masset, B.C.
Charles Edenshaw was heralded during his lifetime by the Haida people and by collectors and anthropologists as one of the most accomplished Haida carvers, and he continues to be the best known late-19th-centu
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