The Black Skin Post (Dukt'ootl Gass) represents the famous Tlingit hero, Dukt'ootl. The event took place in a village long before the Ganaxteidi moved north to Klukwan. <br><br> The human figure at the top of the post represents Dukt'ootl', the strong man. The sea lion forms the central part of the post. His tongue hanging out represents its death as the body is split in half. The face at the base of the pole represents a rock island on the west coast of Prince of...
Aboriginal Gathering Pavilion at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC. Bear design posts by Klatle-bhi (Kwakwaka'wakw).
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This carved mortuary may belong to an earlier house in the back row of houses, but it is assigned to the Dug-Out House because of its position and because of its similarity to the other memorials in this cluster. <br><br>The mortuary depicts a double-finned Killer Whale with a human figure holding onto its flukes. The front plaque, which has fallen away, had a carved Grizzly Bear crest. Note the plant starting to grow out of the burial compartment at the top of the pole.
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A piece of West Coast First Nations history and culture is captured in each of these uniquely handcrafted figures.