Daniel Morsette Jr.

Daniel Morsette Jr.

Daniel Morsette, Jr. was Native Coast Salish (Suquamish, Duwamish) and Chippewa Cree. He was born on July 16th, 1986 to his Parents Lorraine Brice and Daniel Morsette Sr. He was so blessed with tradition that he received two Indian Names from his mother and father’s sides: K-YOU-A-PIT– Sitting Eagle | Te-Tiem –Snowbird.

Daniel was committed to Coast Salish art and Northwest Coast art from the age of sixteen. He was fortunate to 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 included masks, paddles, bentwood boxes, drums, welcome figures, totem poles, and canoes.  He worked on a total of nine canoes in five different styles, including River, Coast Salish, West Coast, and Shovel Nose.

Daniel was just 31 years young when he unexpectedly passed on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Suquamish.