Haida master carver Chief James Hart 7idansuu (Edenshaw) was born in 1952 in Old Massett and has been carving since 1979. In addition to carving monumental sculptures and totem poles, he is a skilled jeweller and printer and is considered a pioneer among Haida artists in the use of bronze. Hart’s carvings include the Bill Reid Memorial Pole for the Bill Reid Museum and the Three Watchmen with casts in BC and Ottawa. He supervised the construction of the Haida House in the Grand Hall of the Canadian Museum of Civilization and restored an Haida pole for the Smithsonian Institute in New York City. In 1982, Hart completed a 30-foot pole for the UBC Museum of Anthropology, which was the first pole to be raised in the traditional style on the MOA grounds. In 1999, he carved a 55-foot memorial pole to honour his uncle and ancestors, which was also raised in traditional style. Hart was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 2003, and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design in 2004.