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You are looking at an intriguing picture of Carved Posts Alert Bay. It was taken in 1914 by Edward S. Curtis. The picture presents Two totem poles in front of a wood frame house in the Nimkish (Namgis) village Yilis (Yalis) , on Cormorant Island. Totem pole depicts an eagle representing the owner's paternal crest and a grizzly bear symbolizing the maternal one. We have created this collection of pictures primarily to serve as an easy to access educational tool.
"This amazing totem was on somebody’s front yard in Ketchikan, Alaska, right behind their parking spot. It’s beautiful, I love the character this bird has. I like the fact they are living art – carved wood standing out in the open, changing constantly due to weathering. They never were made to be hidden away in museums, presided over by people in white coats – they are for the people, and of the people." Matthew Wild