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Indian cemetery - Alert Bay, BC

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039001
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Parte deJohn Mennie fonds

Image is of a First Nations burial site: road in foreground, power line and two totem poles in background

Totem poles - [Thunderbird on Dzunukwa]

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039002
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Parte deJohn Mennie fonds

Two totem poles, in foreground and background, with a wire fence between them. Totem in foreground is "Thunderbird on Dzunukwa," carved by Willie & Joe Seaweed in Blunden Harbour in 1931.

Totem poles

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039005
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Parte deJohn Mennie fonds

View over wire fence. Single pole in centre, mid-ground. Burial plots and additional poles in the background.

Totem pole

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039015
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Parte deJohn Mennie fonds

View over wire fence into cemetery. 3 totem poles in view: one mid-ground centre; two in background

Kwakiutl Totem Pole

View of a Kwakiutl totem pole on Alert Bay, Cormorant Island, British Columbia. Pole stands in Nimpkish Band Cemetery and was carved by Willie Seaweed with Joe Seaweed. It is a memorial to Billie Moon and was carved in 1931. It depicts a Thunderbird grasping the head of Dzoonokwa, a giantess. See also images a033236, a033247, and a033260, which also depict this pole.

Killer Whale Arch at the entrance to Kwatiutl Indian Cemetery

View of the Killer Whale Arch located at the entrance to the Kwatiul Indian Cemetery. This arch is a memorial to a boy lost at sea. Located at Alert Bay, British Columbia, this photo is attributed to Eric J. Cooke, Camp "N," Beaver Cove, B. C. Several crosses and memorial totem poles are visible behind this archway. See also item a033261 which includes this same carving.

Alert Bay totem poles

Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) Memorial Totem Poles, on Namgis Burial Grounds, Alert Bay, Cormorant Island, BC, British Columbia, Canada -Front Totem Pole: Kolus sits atop Cedar Man, above Sun Figure and Killer Whale. A cross and two buildings are visible image left of the totem poles.

Island Moments

Image depicts four totem poles standing in a cleared area. A structure is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The totem on the image's far left appears to be a pole carved by Tony Hunt (with Calvin Hunt, John Livingston, and Peter Knox), located in the Nimpkish Band Cemetery at Alert Bay.

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

Totem poles - Alert Bay, BC

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039003
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Parte deJohn Mennie fonds

Multiple totem poles: View down road at docks. Power line with forest and totem poles at proper left

Totem poles at cemetery

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039208
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Parte deJohn Mennie fonds

Item is a photograph of totem poles in the cemetery. Item is inscribed, "INDIAN CEMETARY (sic). ALERT BAY B.C."

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