Xwamdasbe' (Humdaspe), meaning place where there is otter" is located on Hope Island off the north coast of Vancouver island. It was the principal home of the people known as the Nahwitti (the Yutlinuk, Tlatlasikwala and Nakomgilisala tribes) during the second half of the 19th century.
The posts of the unfinished house of Ha'm'cit were carved by a man from Smith Inlet called Si.wit who moved to Xwamdasbe' and married Tom Omhyid's mother. Ha'm'cit died before the house was finished (Information provided to Prof. Wilson Duff by Mungo Martin). The artist's potlatch name was P'aczsmaxw.
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