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Alert Bay memorial pole

Image of a memorial pole at Alert Bay. Inscription at the bottom held by the figure reads "In loving memory of Tlaowa Latle of the Qiowasudinuk (Kwakwaka'wakw: Kwikwasut'inuxw) Tribe. Died Nov. 9 [rest of inscription illegible].

William Carr

Alert Bay Abraham memorial pole

Image of a memorial pole for Abraham at Alert Bay. Carving of pole attributed to Charlie James for Abraham who hailed from Village Island and Fort Rupert.

William Carr

Alert Bay totem poles

Image of two totem poles at Alert Bay. In the foreground is a memorial pole for Chief Wakas. It was raised in 1924 and carved by Arthur Shaughnessy. In the background is a memorial pole for Amos Dawson's uncle. Carved by Charlie James.

William Carr

Alert Bay memorial pole

Image of a memorial pole at Alert Bay. Inscription at the bottom held by the figure reads "In loving memory of Tlaowa Latle of the Qiowasudinuk (Kwakwaka'wakw: Kwikwasut'inuxw) Tribe. Died Nov. 9 [rest of inscription illegible].

William Carr

Alert Bay totem poles

Image of two totem poles at Alert Bay. In the foreground is the Thunderbird (top) and Dzunukwa(bottom) totem pole in Alert Bay. Pole was carved in 1931 at Blunden Harbour by Willie Seaweed, assisted by Joe Seaweed. Totem pole was a memorial for Billie Moon. In the background is a memorial pole for Wa'osta'as, wife of Sam Charlie. Carved in the 1800's by an unknown carver.

William Carr

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

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 Davidson speaking into a microphone, wearing what appears to be ceremonial clothing and a headdress. A crowd is gathered around him.

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 looking down onto a man (Davidson?) painting the pole, with a crowd gathered nearby.

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 pole after it has been raised. A man is standing nearby with a video camera, and a crowd is gathered in the background.

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 the pole laying on the ground, with ropes attached to raise it. A crowd is gathered, some of whom are holding onto the rope.

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 the crowd gathered for the pole raising. The most prominent person in the photograph is a woman wearing what appears to be a ceremonial dress, holding up a long stick.

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

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