Thursday, 26 July 2018

A Visitor to the Alsford Pole
24 x 36

A Raven sits atop the Alsford pole, carved by Henry Hunt on Vancouver Island and standing in Berkhamsted England


A View from the Beach
Little Bear and First Eagle
24 x 36

The 2 Mortuary poles of House 11 at Ninstints seen from the water's edge

Bear at Ninstints
16 x 20

Bear-with-faces-on-Paws stands at the edge of the forest at Ninstints


Beaver with Frog and Potlatch figures
24 x 36

One of the mortuary poles of House 7 at
Ninstints, toppled by a windstorm in the


Chief Kanskanai's Mortuary Pole 1901
16 x 20

Chief Kanskanai's pole was moved to the
Museum of Anthropology in 1957 but is
scheduled to return to Haida Gwaii


Chief Skedan's Pole in Stanley Park
16 x 20

This pole was carved by Bill Reid. It
reproduces the mortuary pole of Chief
Skedans, last chief at Koona


Eagle over Bear House 6 Ninstints
16 x 20

This pole stood at the northern limit of a fire
in the village in 1892. Part of it was
destroyed. The top half finally fell off in about 2015


Fallen beaver and Frog
16 x 16

A wind storm pulled this pole down
because a tree had grown in its top. It
was kept from laying on the ground by
inserting a tree stump under the top


Great Bear at the Edge of the Forest
10 x 20

Great Bear, (Chief Xoya) stands at the
northern end of the village site, past house


Great Killer Whale Mortuary N House 13 Ninstints
10 x 20

One of the most dramatic of the poles at


Great Killer Whale Morning Mist
30 x 48

A portrait of the magnificent killer whale at
House 13 at Ninstints


Grizzlie and Cub in Alaska
24 x 30

A beautiful pole with a cub bear snuggled
between its mother's ears. The pole is in

Killer Whale and Beaver House 7
18 x 24

A look back to when the poles of house 7 still contained the remains of the chiefs. The
family crest would have been painted on the boards at the top front


Killer Whale at Koona
16 x 24

Presumed to be a killer whale eating. The
carving of the face and teeth was spectacular


Little Bear at Dawn
16 x 20

Little Bear, a mortuary pole at House 11 in
Ninstints, with the forest behind


Little Bear Evening Light
16 x 20

The evening sky lights Little Bear who stands at House 11 in Ninstints. There is no record of the name of the Chief who was buried in this pole


Looking out to the Sea
30 x 40

A group of poles at the south end of
Ninstints face the shore and ocean


36 x 48

A portrait of the 2 Mortuary poles of House
13 showing the details of their carving


Modern Haida Pole
18 x 24

A pole still rich with the color of Cedar,
standing in Haida Gwaii


Mortuary G House 6 Ninstints
16 x 20

The remains of the half burned pole at House 6 at Ninstints. The pole was originally an
Eagle or Thunderbird over a bear