Daniel Morsette Jr.

Daniel Morsette Jr.

Daniel Morsette, Jr. is Native Coast Salish (Suquamish, Duwamish) and Chippewa Cree. His mother, Lorraine Belmot Brice, is Suquamish and Stolo. Daniel has been committed to Coast Salish art and Northwest Coast art since the age of sixteen.

He has been fortunate to have been an apprentice under artists such as Ray Natrall (Squamish-Salish), Jordan Seward (Haida, Salish), Philip Gray (Tsimshian), and Kwakwaka’wakw artist Chuck Sam, who is also known as Klath-Bhi.

Daniel’s work includes masks, paddles, bentwood boxes, drums, welcome figures, totem poles, and canoes.  He has worked on a total of nine canoes in five different styles, including River, Coast Salish, West Coast, and Shovel Nose.