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4. Flags, Crests and Official Designs

4.1. West Coast Designs

Aboriginal Heraldry

When most folk think of heraldry, they think only of the heraldry brought with them by European immigrants to the this country—largely English or Scottish in its traditions. However, Canada had a heraldic tradition among the West Coast First Nations tribes. This system, typified most strongly by the Tsimshian people but also found among such groups as the Nootka, Kwakiul, and Haida nations, is in many ways true heraldry. The West Coast crest system has experienced a dramatic rebirth in recent years.