In 1956, Fredrick Baker was born in Squamish, British Columbia into the Coast Salish Nation. He takes the Bear as his family crest. Fredrick, already belonging to a family of prominent and proven northwest coast carvers, revealed that it was only natural that he began to carve as a teenager in 1970. He lists his father, Red Baker Sr. a famed Salish carver and Floyd Joseph as his teachers who provided him with inspiration.

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