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Kwakwaka'wakw

File contains a combination of images of Kwakwaka'wakw artifacts housed in various museums and images of historical Kwakwaka'wakw villages on Vancouver Island and along the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. Artifacts include totem poles, bentwood boxes, carvings, masks, and Kwakwaka'wakw artwork such as paintings and drawings. There are historical photographs of the following villages: Gwat'sinuxw (Quatsino), Kwikwasutinuxw (Gilford Island), A'wa'etlala Village (Knight's Inlet), Mamalikala (Village Island), Wiwekalu Village of T'la'mataxw (Campbell River), Kwixa Village (Salmon River), Dunaxda'xw Village (New Vancouver), and Gwa'sala Village (Smith Inlet). The textual records include information about some of the photographs, identifying items such as the people, the villages, and/or the artifacts depicted in the photographs.

Alert Bay Kingcome 73

File consists of slides depicting totems in what the file annotation refers to as Alert Bay and Kingcome.

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

Chief Mungo Martin memorial, pole raising

Image of the top of a totem pole made in memory of the Kwakiutl Chief Mungo Martin. The pole was placed at his grave. The lower half of the image was not exposed and so is not visible.

Anthony Carter

Chief Mungo Martin memorial, pole raising

Image of the raising of a totem pole made in memory of the Kwakiutl Chief Mungo Martin. The pole was placed at his grave. In this image, the pole has just been positioned into the hole where it will stand. Only the bottom o the pole is visible.

Anthony Carter

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