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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

R. Davidson [Jr.] pole raising, Masset Q.C.I.

Image taken at a pole raising ceremony in Masset. The pole was carved by Robert Davidson, Jr. This image is an aerial shot showing the totem pole lying on the ground near the hole in the ground into which it will be propped. Ropes are attached to the pole to raise it, and people have begun to line up to help pull the ropes.

Anthony Carter

R. Davidson [Jr.] pole raising, Masset Q.C.I.

Image taken at a pole raising ceremony in Masset. The pole was carved by Robert Davidson, Jr. This image is an aerial shot showing the totem pole lying on the ground near the hole in the ground into which it will be propped. Ropes are attached to the pole to raise it, and the process of moving the pole into a whole in the ground has been started.

Anthony Carter

R. Davidson [Jr.] pole raising, Masset Q.C.I.

Image taken at a pole raising ceremony in Masset. The pole was carved by Robert Davidson, Jr. This image shows a man wearing a ceremonial headdress - possibly Chief Weah (Willie Mathews) - speaking into a microphone.

Anthony Carter

R. Davidson [Jr.] pole raising, Masset Q.C.I.

Image taken at a pole raising ceremony in Masset. The pole was carved by Robert Davidson, Jr. This image shows Davidson and a woman, with a crowd behind them. They appear to be looking up at the pole.

Anthony Carter

R. Davidson [Jr.] pole raising, Masset Q.C.I.

Image taken at a pole raising ceremony in Masset. The pole was carved by Robert Davidson, Jr. This image shows the pole while it is still lying on the ground. Ropes are attached to raise it, with a number of people lined up holding the ropes to pull it up.

Anthony Carter

R. Davidson [Jr.] pole raising, Masset Q.C.I.

Image taken at a pole raising ceremony in Masset. The pole was carved by Robert Davidson, Jr. This image shows a section of the pole after it has been raised. A man is standing nearby with a video camera, and a crowd is gathered in the background.

Anthony Carter

R. Davidson [Jr.] pole raising, Masset Q.C.I.

Image taken at a pole raising ceremony in Masset. The pole was carved by Robert Davidson, Jr. This image shows Davidson speaking into a microphone, wearing what appears to be ceremonial clothing and a headdress. A crowd is gathered around him.

Anthony Carter

R. Davidson [Jr.] pole raising, Masset Q.C.I.

Image taken at a pole raising ceremony in Masset. The pole was carved by Robert Davidson, Jr. This image shows an older man standing in front of a painting on a piece of wood. The image was shot outside.

Anthony Carter

R. Davidson [Jr.] pole raising, Masset Q.C.I.

Image taken at a pole raising ceremony in Masset. The pole was carved by Robert Davidson, Jr. This image shows an older man standing in front of a painting on a piece of wood. The image was shot outside.

Anthony Carter

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