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Totem poles at cemetery

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039210
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Item is a photograph of totem poles in the cemetery. The harbour and adjacent buildings also appear. Item is inscribed, "INDIAN CEMETERY. ALERT BAY. B.C."

Totem poles at cemetery

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039208
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Item is a photograph of totem poles in the cemetery. Item is inscribed, "INDIAN CEMETARY (sic). ALERT BAY B.C."

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 poles - Alert Bay, BC

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039003
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Multiple totem poles: View down road at docks. Power line with forest and totem poles at proper left

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, Alert Bay (?)

Image of an unidentified totem pole in Alert Bay. A cross stands in the ground next to the pole, possibly indicating that this is a gravesite or graveyard.

Anthony Carter

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

Row of totem poles

View of several totem poles in Nimpkish Band Cemetery. Totem on the far right of image is a memorial to Billie Moon, carved by Willie Seaweed and Joe Seaweed in 1931. The pole second from the right, carved by Doug Crammer, Richard Hunt, Bruce Alfred, Donna Ambers, Fish Ambers, and Richer Sumner, is a memorial to Dan Crammer.

Kwakiutl Totem Poles

View of the Kwakiutl totem poles standing in a cemetery. The two poles stand adjacent to graves marked with crosses, which are identified Chief J .Aul Sewid and Mrs. Lucy Sewid. The presence of flowers at this gravesite suggest that this photo may have been taken in 1988 when Chief Sewid died. Photo is attributed to Eric J. Cooke, Photo Productions, Sidney, B. C.

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.

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, 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.

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

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.

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