Where the Thunderbird Lives

Published: June 30, 2017

For the first time in its history, the British Museum presents an exhibition celebrating the cultural resistance of the native peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of the Americas. Where the Thunderbird Lives: Cultural Resilience on the Northwest Coast of North America puts special emphasis on the tradition of the Thunderbird, a legendary creature and a symbol of power for many of the region’s cultures. The installation opens with 2,500-year-old stone tools and ancient weapons, followed by historic period art objects that bear witness to the innovative practices and the economic adaptations that these prosperous communities put into place following the arrival of Europeans in the eighteenth century.

Visit the British Museum’s website to find out more.