Exhibit, To The Totem Forests


'Yalis (Alert Bay)

Gwa'yasdams (Gilford Village)

Kalugwis (Turnour Island)

K'we (Mt. Stephens)

'Mi'mkwamlis (Village Island)

T'sadzis'nukwaame' (New Vancouver)

Ts'aa7ahl (Chaatl)

Q'una (Skedans)

Hlragilda (Skidegate)


Pebble Town

Gitwangak (Kitwanga)



Gitanyow (Kitwancool)

Ba'a's (Blunden Harbour)

Xwatis (Quatsino)

Q'una (Skedans)

Hlragilda (Skidegate)

Gitanyow (Kitwancool)

Caynaa (Haina)

Hiellen (Tow Hill)




'Indian House Interior with Totems' / Emily Carr / Vancouver Art Gallery / 42.3.8 RBCM PN00244

". . . by evening the same day we arrived at the village of Tsatsisnukomi, in whose bay we lay. The crescent beach was fringed with a single row of buildings, mostly weathered gray, and comprising community houses, both habitable and derelict, and a hill clothed by the forest rose steeply behind. A fine canoe with a painted prow lay on the beach. The only totems visible were within a dismantled community-house, and served as supports for the mighty rafters. There were other supports too--stout, round, fluted pillars of wood, that recalled the columns of a ruined temple in the fading light."
Phillips Wet Paint, n.d.:101

"Adatsa and Du'ta invited some old friends to dinner at their home in Alert Bay. After the meal we sat down to watch the CBC television program* on Emily Carr. When her painting of the house interior at Tsadzis'nukwaame' appeared, Jack Peters leapt from his chair exclaiming "my father's house, my father's house"."
Macnair 1999

*Part I-Growing Pains; Part II-Little Old Lady on the Edge of No Where. Nancy Ryley, producer/director, CBC Television 1975

'Ruin, Tsadsisnukomi' / Walter Joseph Phillips / Glenbow Collection / ( RBCM PN00039b

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