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House of Wiiseks/Wiigyet of Gitsegukla Totem Pole

Image of a totem pole in Gitsegukla owned by Gary Hill Sr. of the house of Wiiseks/Wiigyet. The pole was cut down and as of March 2019 there are plans to make another one.

Additional images of this pole are printed on page 122 of Carter's book Abundant Rivers.

Anthony Carter

House of Wiiseks/Wiigyet of Gitsegukla Totem Pole

Image of a totem pole in Gitsegukla owned by Gary Hill Sr. of the house of Wiiseks/Wiigyet. The pole was cut down and as of March 2019 there are plans to make another one.

The pole, known as Pole-in-Sand, represents the sandbar at mouth of Skeena River.

Anthony Carter

[Unidentified man, pole raising, Haida Gwaii]

Image taken at a pole raising ceremony in Masset. The pole was carved by Robert Davidson, Jr. This image is a portrait of a man wearing what appears to be a ceremonial headdress. The man is not identified, but it is likely Chief Weah (Willie Mathews).

Anthony Carter

Alert Bay, Johnson Strait

Image of a totem pole near a graveyard. This image is printed on page 26 of Carter's book "from History's Locker," with the caption: "View from the graveyard at Alert Bay looking across Johnston straits toward Vancouver Island."

Anthony Carter

Yuquot & Esperanza Inlet

File consists of images of scenery and people of the Nootka Sound area on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC.

Anthony Carter

Totem pole, Yuquot (Friendly cove) (?)

Image of a totem pole in Friendly Cove, raised in honour of Captain Jack. The same pole if pictured on pages 104-105 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "The large beautifully carved totem here at Friendly Cove was raised in honor of Capt. Jack by the people of five local bands, each of the groups of carvings being done by the best carvers of each group."

Anthony Carter

Anthony Island [totem] poles

Image of a totem pole on Anthony Island. A picture of this pole is printed on page 115 of the book This is Haida, with the caption: "One of the largest poles on the Island. The frog was quite common in the designs of the Anthony Island carvers."

Anthony Carter

Robert Davidson, Jr. pole raising ceremony

File consists of images from a pole raising ceremony in Masset, on Queen Charlotte Island, Haida Gwaii. The pole was carved by Robert Davidson, Jr. Images show the crowd, speakers (including Davidson), the process of raising the pole, and nearby scenery.

Anthony Carter

R. Davidson [Jr.] pole raising, Masset Q.C.I.

Image taken at a pole raising ceremony in Masset. The pole was carved by Robert Davidson, Jr. This image is an aerial view of the pole raising area and crowd. The pole is still on the ground, with ropes attached to it and people lined up holding onto the ropes to pull it up.

Anthony Carter

R. Davidson [Jr.] pole raising, Masset Q.C.I.

Image taken at a pole raising ceremony in Masset. The pole was carved by Robert Davidson, Jr. This image shows a section of the crowd gathered for the ceremony, many of whom are in what appears to be ceremonial dress.

Anthony Carter

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