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Chief Johnson, Fort Rupert, Alert Bay

Image of Chief Johnson of Fort Rupert BC with an unidentified woman. A portrait of Johnson from what appears to be the same photoshoot is printed on page 36 of Carter's book From History's Locker, with the caption: "He is the Head Chief over all Kwakiutl Nation, his Indian name is 'Kla-Kwa-Gila' which means, 'Place where they make coppers." At 97 years he is a fine looking man."

Anthony Carter

Chief Johnson, Fort Rupert, Alert Bay

Image of Chief Johnson of Fort Rupert, BC. A similar image of him is printed on page 36 of Carter's book From History's Locker, with the caption: "He is the Head Chief over all Kwakiutl Nation, his Indian name is 'Kla-Kwa-Gila' which means, 'Place where they make coppers." At 97 years he is a fine looking man."

Anthony Carter

Chief Johnson (90 yrs), Port Hardy BC, Kwakiutl

Image of Chief Johnson of Fort Rupert, BC. A similar image of him is printed on page 36 of Carter's book "From History' locker," with the caption: "? He is the Head Chief over all Kwakiutl Nation, his Indian name is 'Kla-Kwa-Gila' which means, 'Place where they make coppers." At 97 years he is a fine looking man."

Anthony Carter

Sam Weber with mask, Kingcome

Image of Kingcome resident holding a mask carved by the late chief Willie Seaweed of Blunden Harbour. A colour version of this image is printed on page 49 of Carter's book From History's Locker.

Anthony Carter

George Hunt Sr. pole (Kwakwaka’wakw)

Image of totem pole carved by George Hunt Sr. The pole is now part of the museum's collection.
This pole was originally carved for the Edward S. Curtis film "In the Land of the War Canoes" which was originally titled "In the Land of the Head Hunters". The pole was repaired and re-painted by carvers Ellen Neel in 1949 and Mungo Martin in 1950-51. It stood at Totem Park, UBC Campus until it was re-located to the Museum's Great Hall in 1976.

Anthony Carter

Charlie James totem pole

Image of totem pole carved by Charles James.

The pole was re-adzed and re-painted by Kwakwaka'wakw carver Mungo Martin before shipping to UBC in 1947. Repainted and repaired by Ellen Neel (1949) and by Mungo Martin (1950-51). It stood at Totem Pole Park, UBC Campus until it was re-located to the Museum's Great Hall ca. 1976.

Anthony Carter

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