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Kwakiutl Totem

Kwakiutl "Wild Woman" totem pole. Photo by E. J. Cooke; published by J. Barnard Photographer, LTD, Victoria B. C. This pole, located in the Nimpkish Band Cemetery, is a memorial to Billie Moon. It was carved in 1931 by Willie Seaweed and his son Joe. It depicts a Thunderbird grasping the head of the giantess Dzoonokwa. See also items a033236, a033242, and a033260 which also depict this pole.

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.

View of very tall totem pole

Image shows an extremely tall totem pole. It resembles a pole, attributed to carver Jimmy Dick, which stands 173 feet (56.4 meters) tall and is reputed to be the world's tallest totem pole. It was raised in 1973 and was constructed from two poles. The top figure, representing Sun-Man, fell to the ground in 2007. See also item a033274.

Don Bain Massive Carvings Documentation Project

Subseries consists of records collected or created by Don Bain during the course of his Massive Carvings Documentation Project. This project took place in the early to mid 1990s. The Massive Carvings Documentation Project was intended to compile information directly related to the poles and massive carvings in the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) collection into a set of Totem Pole Files. The Totem Pole Files were intended to be accessible to MOA staff, volunteers, students, and the general public. The subseries is divided into two sub subseries:

a. Totem pole files
b. Working files

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