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The figure on the bottom is holding a copper on his chest. This totem tells part of the creation myth - it was carved by Bruce Alfred in 1995. It's part of the Nimpkish Burial Grounds in Alert Bay.

The totem in the back has since fallen down. The figures carved are Thunderbird, Dzunukwa, Grizzly bear with a copper in its mouth, Raven, Sisiyutl (Thunderbird with no ears/horns). It was carved by Arthur Shaughnessy and was raised in 1924. It was carved as a memorial to Chief Wakas.



Camera: Nikon F100
Date: Monday, July 30th, 2001
Film: Fuji Velvia 50 (slide)
Lens: 80-200mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor
Photographer: John Harvey
Tag: totem pole, native art, art
Larger image: 1322 x 2000

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