A man and female child pose with a patriotically decorated bicycle that includes a de jure flag. The child wears a headband and some native clothing. Other people, a pickup truck, and a building are visible in the background.
View of the Kwakiutl totem poles standing in a cemetery. The two poles stand adjacent to graves marked with crosses, which are identified Chief J .Aul Sewid and Mrs. Lucy Sewid. The presence of flowers at this gravesite suggest that this photo may have been taken in 1988 when Chief Sewid died. Photo is attributed to Eric J. Cooke, Photo Productions, Sidney, B. C.
View of a Kwakiutl totem pole on Alert Bay, Cormorant Island, British Columbia. Pole appears to be standing in a cemetery. A cross marked Charles Smith is visible. This pole features a bird (possibly a raven) atop several other animals.
View of two Memorial poles. The taller pole depicts an eagle and a grizzly bear; the shorter pole depicts a human form holding copper. Photo is attributed to Eric J. Cooke Photo Productions, Sidney, B. C.
The Alert Bay Community House, completed in 1963. The two post arches are 17 feet high, supporting two 70 foot logs, each measuring 3 feet in diameter and weighing 5 tons. The roof has a large opening at the center to allow smoke to escape from the open pit fire. Photo by Eric J. Cooke; published by J. Barnard Photographer LTD, Victoria B. C.
Image depicts two totem poles on the grounds of St. Michael's Indian Residential School in Alert Bay, B. C. The poles include Thunderbirds, Grizzly Bears, and Coopers at the base of each pole. Photo attributed to E. J. Cooke.
Image depicts a large totem pole standing in a field and surrounded by some brush. This pole resembles one carved by Arthur Shaughnessy, raised in 1924 as a memorial for Chief Wakas . It depicts a Thunderbird with no wings, Dzunuk'wa, Grizzly Bear, Raven, and Sisiyutl.
Image depicts two totem poles in an open area. Pole on image left resembles a pole carved by Tony Hunt, Calvin Hunt, Peter Knox, and John Livingston in 1976 as a memorial for Johnathan Hunt. It features Raven, Man Holding a Copper, Sun Holding a Copper, and Killer Whale.
Image shows the original Alert Bay Community Centre, also known as the Namgis Big House. This original Big House was constructed in 1966, and destroyed in 1997 by arson. A new building, with a nearly identical exterior wall, was raised in 1999.
Photograph of a group in ceremonial dress in a field. Based on details in similar images in this file, it is possible that they are gathered for an event celebrating British Columbia's centenary in 1958.
Photograph of a group in ceremonial dress gathered in a deck. Flags with the words "Centenary, 1858, 1958" are hanging on a wall behind the crowd, suggesting that they may be gathered for an event celebrating British Columbia's centenary in 1958.
Photograph of a woman in ceremonial dress sitting on a deck. Flags with the words "Centenary, 1858, 1958" are hanging on a wall behind the crowd, suggesting that they may be gathered for an event celebrating British Columbia's centenary in 1958.