SGang Gwaay XVIII


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 wide angle (16 mm on full frame) photos.

This is House 12 on this web page which has some information and historical photos.

I should note that there are at least three numbering schemes for the houses and/or poles at SGang Gwaay – the web page linked above is an illustration from George MacDonald’s Monumental Haida Art.

SGang Gwaay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on an island on the south-west side of Gwaii Haanas

If you don’t know where SGang Gwaay is, check out this map (here)  and if you use the “street view” yellow person icon you can take a virtual tour along the trail through the village.

Click the SGang Gwaay tag at the bottom of this post (or just click here) to see many more images taken during many visits while working in Gwaii Haanas.





2 thoughts on “SGang Gwaay XVIII

  1. I will never forget the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate on archaeological excavations at this unique and spiritual place back in the 90s. As a Parks Canada archaeologist at the time, I spent 3 wonderful weeks on-site assisting in the straightening of mortuary poles – working with memorable people like Tucker Brown, Tommy Green, and Daryl Fedje. We tented at the south end of the village. The whole time I was there I would hear the talking of ancestors, the laughter of children, and the smell smoke of house hearths.


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