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Ehattesaht, Esperanza Inlet, [Nuu-chah-nulth]

Image of a totem pole located at the Ehahsitaht Village site, just beyond the edge of a rocky beach. The pole is surrounded by trees. A man on the beach appears to be taking a picture of the pole.

Anthony Carter

Ehattesaht, Esperanza Inlet, [Nuu-chah-nulth]

Image of Able John wearing a mask. An image of John is printed on page 119 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Able John, born at Ehahsitaht but now living at Gold River. A friendly happy man he carves authentic Nootka masks to supplement his of the earnings."

Anthony Carter

Feast dish

Image of a feast dish. This dish is now part of MOA's object collection.

Anthony Carter

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

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

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