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From all over the place [raising totem, Alert Bay]

Image of a totem pole in Alert Bay, BC, at the grave of the Kwakiutl Chief Mungo Martin. The pole was carved to honor the Chief. This image shows the pole right after it has been raised, with the ropes used to raise it still attached. Additional information and images of this pole are featured on pages 28-33 of Carter's book "From History's Locker."

Anthony Carter

Govenor [sic]and Mrs. Michner [sic], Alert Bay

Governor General Roland Michener and his wife Norah pose with a short totem pole. Trees and buildings are visible in the distance. Totem pole appears similar to a pole attributed to Arthur Shuaghnessy that was raised for Kamdatsa (Mrs. Tom Patch) of Village Island or New Vancouver, a woman who lived to be over 100 years old. That pole was eventually raised on her grave.

Governor and Mrs. Michener with short totem at Alert Bay

Governor General Roland Michener and his wife Norah pose with a short totem pole. Trees and buildings are visible in the distance. Totem pole appears similar to a pole attributed to Arthur Shuaghnessy that was raised for Kamdatsa (Mrs. Tom Patch) of Village Island or New Vancouver, a woman who lived to be over 100 years old. That pole was eventually raised on her grave. This print appears to be a duplicate of item a033223a.

Indian cemetery - Alert Bay, BC

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039001
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

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

Indian totem pole - Alert Bay, BC

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039006
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

One totem pole. Labelled: "Indian Totem Pole. Alert Bay B.C." "Indian" also printed on non-image area, proper right

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.

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.

Killer Whale arch, Alert Bay 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. Several crosses and memorial totem poles are visible behind this archway.

Kwakiutl Indian Art

Human figure totem pole from Alert Bay, B. C. The figure appears to be wearing a hat and may be a mortuary pole. Photo by E. J. Cooke, published by J. Barnard Photographers, LTD, Victoria, B. C.

Kwakiutl Totem Pole

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.

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.

Kwakiutl Totem Poles

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.

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