Gwa'yi Monument Gallery

This is the image gallery for the monuments of Gwa'yi. During the course of the project, community members got together and identified the carvings and houses in Adelaide de Menil's photographs.

King George the VI pole. Now called the Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw Pole.
House belongs to Peter and Kathleen Coon. Jane Willie (Granny Du'dah)'s totem pole. Erected when she was married
Jane Willie (Granny Du'dah)'s totem pole. Erected when she was married.
Albert Dawson's house and church in the background. Granny Du'dah Pole and old Big House in foreground
Close up of Jane Willie's totem pole.
Detail of the face carved in Jane Willie's totem pole.
Tall pole wikth thunderbird (kwa̱nkwa̱nxwa̱lige') on top is Lagis pole. Almost 100 years old. Put up in 1920.
George Scow pole in forground. Thunderbird (kwa̱nkwa̱nxwa̱lige') on top of Lagis pole in background.
George Scow's totem pole. Top of totem pole has a 45 gallon drum top on it
George the VI Pole. Now called the Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw pole. From top: thunderbird, wolf, raven, tsekame' (cedar man).
max̱'inux̱ (killer whale) from Lagis pole
wolf (u'liga̱n ) holding a copper on Lagis pole
Worn down carving of a face on the Lagis pole
Gwa'yi Vilage from the Water.
House and pole with bird on top
Detail of Thunderbird (kwa̱nkwa̱nxwa̱lige') on top of Lagis pole
George Scow's totem pole
Full view of Lagis pole and George Scow pole. Girl unknown.
Interior of old big house. Coppers on the sides belonged to Herbert (Copper) Johnson
The old bighouse - head of a sisiutl (sisiyutł) at the base of one of the houseposts.
Rear interior of the old big house. The copper belonged to Herbert Johnson
Centre of ridge beam in the old big House.
King George the VI Pole. Now called the Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw pole.
House post and house beam in the old bighouse. Beams and posts create the form of a sisiutl (sisiyutł)
House post at the front of the old bighouse
Rear interior of the old big house
Singers bench in the old bighouse- face is part of a sisiyutł design
Entrance to the old big house
Welcome pole on the flats Disappeared (stolen) in the late 1960's
Detail of the face of the welcome pole on the flats
Used to be two poles at the mouth of the river. One with hands out, and this one with its hands up
Welcome pole on the flats. Every pole that is erected is supposed to face the water
Welcome pole on the flats. The other pole was on the opposite side of the river.
Carved eagle on top of a pole in the village
Welcome pole on the flats. Disappeared (stolen) in the late 1960's.
Kingcome River
Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw pole. From top: thunderbird, wolf, raven, tsekame' (cedar man)