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Image No: NA-1700-56

Title: Kwakiutl carved totem posts, Alert Bay, British Columbia.

Date: 1914

Photographer/Illustrator: Curtis, Edward S.

Remarks: Plate 330.
These two heraldic columns at the Nimkish villiage Yilis, on Cormorant Island, represented owner's paternal crest, an eagle and his maternal crest, a grizzly bear crushing the head of a rival chief.

Subject(s): Alert Bay, British Columbia - Dwellings / Dwellings / Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw) - Art / Dwellings / Totems

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