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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.

Alert Bay, Johnson Strait

Image of a totem pole near a graveyard. This image is printed on page 26 of Carter's book "from History's Locker," with the caption: "View from the graveyard at Alert Bay looking across Johnston straits toward Vancouver Island."

Anthony Carter

Alert Bay, Johnson Strait

Image of a totem pole near a graveyard. This image is printed on page 26 of Carter's book "from History's Locker," with the caption: "View from the graveyard at Alert Bay looking across Johnston straits toward Vancouver Island."

Anthony Carter

Buildings/places

  • 30-30-01-30-01-11-a039157
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Item is a photograph of a cemetery. White crosses with lettering denote graves

Cemetery

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039004
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Two poles in mid-ground mixed with cross-bearing grave marker at proper right foreground

From all over the place [cemetery carved gate]

Image of a cemetery, with a large wooden archway at the entrance, a few totem poles, and some crosses. The archway is carved and painted, featuring two whales on either side, and a figure perched at the top between them.

Anthony Carter

Indian cemetery - Alert Bay, BC

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039001
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Image is of a First Nations burial site: road in foreground, power line and two totem poles in background

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.

Killer Whale Arch

View of the Killer Whale Arch located at the entrance to the Nimpkish Band Indian Cemetery. This arch is a memorial to a boy lost at sea. Located at Alert Bay, British Columbia, See also item a033244 of this same carved arch.

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.

Killer Whale arch, Alert Bay 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. Several crosses and memorial totem poles are visible behind this archway.

Kwakiutl Totem Pole

View of a Kwakiutl totem pole on Alert Bay, Cormorant Island, British Columbia. Pole appears to be standing in a cemetery. A cross marked Charles Smith is visible. This pole features a bird (possibly a raven) atop several other animals.

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