Studies of a mortuary pole at SGang Gwaay from the last half of October 2018.
Looking from near the south end of SGang Gwaay last October at sunrise.
Another panorama shot from the back of a house feature at SGang Gwaay last October (see this post for the other).
This one is taken with my back against a low cliff close behind the house, and is combined from two (more…)
A bit of colour for a change from SGang Gwaay, middle of last November.
The pole on the right is in front of House 16 on this web page which has historical photos of the poles.
A panorama shot from the back of a house feature at SGang Gwaay last November. Below is one shot from the front of the house.
This is House 12 on this web page which has some information and historical photos.
At SGang Gwaay last November, this is the same pole as my previous post. It represents a grizzly bear holding a human.
I don’t know the story behind the imagery, but one of the watchmen told me that this mortuary pole was moved from another village when the group moved in with others at SGang Gwaay.
A chief was buried in the top of this pole and there would have been a panel with a carved crest forming a T across the front of the burial chamber at the top.
At SGang Gwaay last November.
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