Sunday, October 30, 2011

In The Wake of the War Canoe, 1847

Collison, William Henry, 1915
New York

Mortuary Totem, Masset village 

The carving represents a bear, and was erected in memory of a chief of the Bear crest. This totem stood in front of a chief's house at Massett, Haida Gwaii.

source: wakewarcanoe00collrich.pdf