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Totem poles - [Thunderbird on Dzunukwa]

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039002
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John 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 pole - [Thunderbird on Dzunukwa]

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039008
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Labelled: "Indian Totem. Alert Bay B.C." Single pole at centre foreground. Bottom figure's arms are outstretched. Actual title: "Thunderbird on Dzunukwa." Top figure is Thunderbird and figure below is Dzunukwa. Pole was carved by Willie & Joe Seaweed in Blunden Harbour in 1931.

Totem pole

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039011
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Labelled: "Totem Poles." Close-up of figure's head facing proper right

Totem pole - Alert Bay, BC

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039012
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Labelled: "Alert Bay B.C.," followed by copyright symbol. Single pole at centre foreground. Fence and forest in background

Totem poles

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039005
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John 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]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

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

Totem pole

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039228
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Item is a glass plate negative of a totem pole. Item is labelled, "TOTEM POLES. ALERT BAY. B.C"

Totem pole and buildings

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039233
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Item is a glass plate negative of a totem pole and adjacent buildings. Item is labelled, "Indian Village, Alert Bay BC"

Promenade, Alert Bay B.C., Canada

Commercial postcard printed with a photograph of a wooden promenade in Alert Bay, B.C. A number of people are walking on the promenade, which sits at the bottom of a small hill. A number of structures and a totem pole are visible on the hillside. A handwritten annotation on the verso of the photograph reads: "The first building is the [?] hall & the 2nd building is the b[?] house, they are right across from the store. The house on the hill is the bookkeeper's house."

Tall totem pole, Alert Bay, BC

Photograph of a totem pole in Alert Bay, BC. This pole has been called the world's tallest totem pole, though this is a disputed fact since it is actually comprised of two pieces. The pole is not specific to a particular family, but represents multiple tribes of the Kwakwaka'wakw. The pole was completed in the late 1960's and raised in 1973. It is located near the Big House.

Mildred Laurie

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.

Totem Pole in clearing

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, a033242, and a033247, which also depict this pole.

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.

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