Walter Harris, Tsimshian artist (born on 10 June 1931 in Kispiox, BC; died 12 January 2009). A hereditary chief of the Gitksan village of Kispiox, Harris is a senior artist at the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Native Art at Ksan, Hazelton, BC. Versed in the culture of the Skeena River people, he helped to erect the traditional plank-and-beam woodcarving building at the school; later he taught in that building while fulfilling major commissions. Though a competent and prolific printmaker, Harris is primarily noted as a carver. His impressive "Mother of Grouse" pole at Kispiox commemorates his family's crests, replicating one that disappeared from his home village long ago.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Sheenan, Carol. "Walter Harris". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 29 November 2016, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/walter-harris. Accessed 21 April 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Sheenan, C., Walter Harris (2016). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/walter-harris
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Sheenan, Carol, "Walter Harris". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published January 30, 2008; last modified November 29, 2016. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/walter-harris
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Carol Sheenan, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Walter Harris", last modified November 29, 2016, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/walter-harris
|Article by||Carol Sheenan|
|Published Online||January 30, 2008|
|Last Edited||December 16, 2013|
Walter Harris, Tsimshian artist (born on 10 June 1931 in Kispiox, BC; died on 12 January 2009).