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Totem-Pole

Donor Name:
Iver Fougner
Height:
512cm
165cm
48cm
122cm
168.9cm
Width:
143cm
151.1cm
61cm
61cm
61cm
Depth:
72cm
56cm
56cm
46cm
61cm
Culture:
Bella Coola (Nuxalk)
Object Type:
Totem Pole
Place:
British Columbia, Canada, North America
Accession Date:
1900-Jul-12
Specimen Count:
5
Notes:
In 1968, George Phebus did a survery of the Department's totem poles, some of which did not have catalogue numbers written on them. At that time, he made his best guess as to which number went to which pole. He assigned catalogue no. E18925 to a Bella Coola pole with bear/owl/squirrel figures. However, the description in the accession records for totem pole #205851 more closely matches this pole, so its number has been changed from 18925 to 205851. Robin Wright has confirmed the Bella Coola attribution of this pole. ET14953 and ET14957 also match the accession record descriptions of other parts of this pole, so they have been changed to # 205851 as well. - Sally McLendon and F. Pickering 11-2-2006.
As of 2006, pole consists of 5 separate sections: bear/owl/squirrel section (which actually consists of two connected pieces); eagle crest top section; head section; torso section; mountain goat? section. See info. in accession record from collector for why this is so. Note from collector/donor Iver Fougner in accession file indicates this is from "the lower Indian Village, Bella Coola, B.C.".
IN 1990 THE LARGEST SECTION OF THIS TOTEM POLE (WHICH CONSISTS OF TWO CONNECTED PIECES) WAS ON EXHIBIT (under incorrect Catalogue No. 18925) IN NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM EXHIBIT HALL 9/11 WITH THE FOLLOWING LABEL: "TOTEM POLE. PROBABLY BELLA COOLA. THE FIGURES REPRESENT (FROM TOP TO BOTTOM) A BEAR, AN OWL, AND A SQUIRREL." As of 2004, this section of totem pole is on exhibit in left side of NMNH Imax Theater lobby. 2009 exhibit label identifies pole as made by Tlingit, Bella Bella, or Bella Coola (though Bella Coola is most probably correct), and identifies crests as, from top: bear, seated owl, beaver.
Record Last Modified:
2 Dec 2015
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
036752
USNM Number:
E205851-0
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Totem-Pole

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology
Collector:
Herbert W. Krieger
Height:
97cm
Depth:
104cm
Width:
246cm
Culture:
Haida
: Kaigani
Object Type:
Totem Pole
Place:
Prince Of Wales Island / Old Kasaan, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1926-Oct-16
Specimen Count:
5
Notes:
From card: "Old Kasaan, east coast, Prince of Wales Id., s.e. Alaska. Stood in front of "furthest forward house," K!atE-nE (K!at-nes, " front house") owner, Nesteu or Nastao, erected c. 1877. Totems from top down: two cloud-hatted watchers of high rank; head of bearded man, Nenki'lslas "Great One in the Sea"; eagle; killerwhale woman, with labret, tail turns up in front of pole; killerwhale, the face between his ears said to be his fin (informant Fannie Jones called this a shark "k!at, not the killerwhale). Literature: M. Barbeau: "Totem Poles, vol. II, p. 575. A.P. Niblack "The Coast Indians ... Rept. U.S.N.M., 1888. 6/12/68 - Many additional views of this specimen in the field are available in the SOA Archives [National Anthropological Archives]. GP"
Record Last Modified:
10 Dec 2015
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
091522
USNM Number:
E333921-0
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Totem-Pole

Donor Name:
Accession Number Unknown
Collector:
James G. Swan
Height:
36cm
Depth:
61cm
Width:
277cm
Culture:
Haida
(Not certain)
Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw)
(Not certain)
Makah
(Not certain)
Ditidaht (Nitinaht)
(Not certain)
Object Type:
Totem Pole
Place:
Northwest Coast, United States, North America
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
FROM CARD: "AFTER AN EXTENSIVE SURVEY OF THE TOTEM POLES IN THE USNM COLLECTIONS, IT SEEMS LIKELY THAT THIS SPECIMEN IS THE INTERIOR HOUSE POLE STORED IN THE E-WING BASEMENT. IT WAS APPARENTLY COLLECTED FOR THE PHILADELPHIA EXPOSITION OF 1876 AND CAN BE NOTED IN PHOTOS OF THAT EXHIBIT. IT WAS ORIGINALLY ACCESSIONED AS A HAIDA SPECIMEN BUT THIS IS PROBABLY AN ERROR. BOAZ, 1895 REPORT ON THE KWAKIUTL, PL. 36, CLEARLY SHOWS A SIMILAR INTERIOR HOUSE POST (DANCE HOUSE) AND THE TREATMENT OF THE SPECIMEN IS CONSISTENT WITH KWAKIUTL WORK. 6/6/68. APPARENTLY IN 1898 IT WAS NOTED THAT THIS SPECIMEN WAS NOT NUMBERED AND PRESUMABLY UNCATALOGED. ACCORDINGLY #178982 WAS ASSIGNED (DUPLICATIVE) WITHOUT DATA."
Identified Nov. 1988 as an interior house post by Susan Rowley, Curator, Arctic & Public Archaeology, Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.
This pole or house post appears to be the one on the right in engraving shown on p. 100 and captioned "The Indian Department, in the United States Government Building", in Norton, Frank H., and Frank Leslie. 1877. Frank Leslie's historical register of the United States Centennial Exposition, 1876. Embellished with nearly eight hundred illustrations drawn expressly for this work by the most eminent artists in America. Including illustrations and descriptions of all previous International exhibitions. New York: Frank Leslie's Pub. House. The pole on the left in the same engraving is E54298. On p. 106 of the publication, in the section on "Indian Curiosities", the text identifies both "totem posts" in the illustration as belonging to the "Mukah" (i.e. Makah) Indians. E54298 has been definitively identified in the records as Haida, but it is possible that E54301 may be Makah? If it is Makah, it is also possible its catalogue number is E20901, rather than E54301, and it would have come as part of Accession 4730. Swan identifies E20901 as a large Makah carved image. Swan's invoice notation (in accession papers for Acc. 4730) for the cost of the large shipping box used to ship E20901 notes that the box made to ship that artifact, along with 2 paddles, a bird spear, and a cane, was 11 feet long. Note that the Library of Congress has a copy of this engraving and a thumbnail image is shown on their website here: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2005689180/ .
This interior house post is similar in style to the ones depicted in a drawing/watercolor done by James G. Swan of a Makah house interior titled "Colchote's Lodge. Neah Bay", dating to March 20, 1861. This drawing is illustrated on p. 81 of Miles, George A., James Gilchrist Swan, Franz Stenzel, and Kathryn M. Stenzel. 2003. James Swan, cha-tic of the Northwest Coast: drawings and watercolors from the Franz & Kathryn Stenzel collection of western American art. New Haven, Conn: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University. The drawing and interior house posts are also discussed on pp. 23-24 of this publication, which notes that the one on the left in the drawing was shaped by a Ditidaht/Nitinaht artist from Vancouver Island.
Aaron Glass, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Bard Graduate Center, 2012, doubts the Haida or Kwakiutl attributions that had been applied to this object. Robin Wright, Curator of Native American Art, Burke Museum, 2013, also does not think this is Haida or Kwakiutl: "Based on it's style alone, it would either be Nuu-chah-nulth [Nootka] or Makah. The face has a long sloping under brow plane and the eye is flat on the cheek plane, which are characteristics shared by the Makah and Nuu-chah-nulth. So, [definitely] not Kwakwaka'wakw [Kwakiutl] or Haida. If Swan collected it, then Makah would be a likely source, although they in turn may have received it from a Nuu-chah-nulth carver."
Record Last Modified:
10 Nov 2015
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
000000
USNM Number:
E54301-0
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Totem-Pole Full Size

Donor Name:
Dr. George A. Dorsey
Collector:
Charles F. Newcombe
Length:
13m
Width:
1m
Height:
1m
Culture:
Haida
Object Type:
Totem Pole
Place:
Tanu, Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) / Louise Island, British Columbia, Canada, North America
Accession Date:
1904-May-07
Collection Date:
1904
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
From card: "This is one of the two larger poles, acquired for the La. Purch. Expos. exhibit [a.k.a. St. Louis World's Fair of 1904] of the Smithsonian. It was purchased from Joe Hans who had it erected about 1885 as a memorial to his deceased uncle, whose name and totemic emblems he was assuming. It was put up on a site called: "nadogids" (the house to which people are always glad to go). The explanation of the carved figures is as follows, from bottom to top: 1. Beaver, was the original crest of Hans (tseng), 2. Whale (kun), 3. Sea Grizzly Bear (Chagan huaji), 3 Cormorant (kialo) with a face carved on its tail which is merely ornamental, 5. Two "totem-pole" men, with a ceremonial hat between them, on which stands: 6. Eagle (got) (at the top). The Eagle, Cormorant, and the whale are the crests which he took over from his uncle. Carved by natives from the giant cedar Thuja plicata."
Record Last Modified:
20 Nov 2015
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
042671
USNM Number:
E233398-0
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Totem-Pole Full Size

Donor Name:
Dr. George A. Dorsey
Collector:
Charles F. Newcombe
Height:
91cm
Depth:
122cm
Width:
10m
Culture:
Haida
Object Type:
Totem Pole
Place:
Tanu, Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) / Louise Island, British Columbia, Canada, North America
Accession Date:
1904-May-07
Collection Date:
1904
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
FROM CARD:"THIS IS ONE OF THE TWO LARGER POLES ACQUIRED FOR THE [LOUISIANA PURCHASE] EXPOSITION [a.k.a. the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904] EXHIBIT OF THE SMITHSONIAN. IT WAS PURCHASED FROM GEORGE GREEN THE OWNER IN 1904. SOME UNPUBLISHED MS. NOTES OF JUDGE J. G. SWAN ON HIS EXPEDITION FOR THE SMITHSONIAN IN 1883 APPEAR TO INDICATE THAT THIS POLE WAS ERECTED BETWEEN 1875-1880. THE EXPLANATION OF THE FIGURES IS AS FOLLOWS: FROM BOTTOM TO TOP: 1. KILLER WHALE (SKANA) THE CREST OF THE OWNER, THE EARS ARE REPRESENTED BY HORSESHOE-SHAPED PARTS WITH THE FACE OF A TOAD IN EACH, AND THIS LATTER IS THE CREST OF THE WIFE (HERE SUPOSEDLY USED ONLY DECORATIVELY), 2. WOMAN'S FACE, LOOKING OUT FROM IN-BETWEEN THE FORKED TAIL FLIPPERS OF THE KILLER WHALE, AND HOLDING THE "WRIST" OR TAIL BETWEEN HER HANDS, 3. HUMAN FACE WITH THE EYES DROPPING OUT OF THE HEAD, THE OWNER'S CHINOOK JARGON EXPLANATION OF THIS WAS: TAHT LONG AGO, TO THE EAST ON AN ISLAND CALLED "QAL" (BONILLA I, CLOSE TO THE BANKS I, IN TSIMSHIAN TERRITORY) LIVED AN OLD CHIEF, WHOSE EYES DROOPED OUT OF THEIR SOCKETS AND HAD TO BE HELD BY FRIENDS WHEN HE WAS EATING HIS MEAL, MOSTLY OF HAIRSEAL, TAKEN WHOLE BECAUSE HE HAD NO TEETH, SO BONES WERE BLOWN OUT AFTERWARD. DORSEY SAID THIS WAS, PROBABLY, AN OLD TSIMSHIAN LEGEND REFERRING TO A SEA ANEMONE, 5. MAN'S FACE BETWEEN THE WINGS OF THE EAGLE, WITH FOUR CROWNED HAT ON HIS HEAD, 6. EAGLE, WITH A BEAK, WHICH IS THE CREST OF THE WIFE OF THE OWNER, & 7. THREE WATCHERS OR TOTEM POLE MEN, WITH THREE-CROWNED HATS ON EACH. 6/4/68 A FIELD PHOTO OF THIS POLE AT 'TANU' IS AVAILABLE IN SOA ARCHIVES [NATIONAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL ARCHIVES] (HAIDA FOLDER - ORIG.) GP. 11-6-[19]75 LOANED TO 1876 (CENTENNIAL EXHIBIT), A & I - RIGHT POLE. LOAN RETURNED SEP 1990. POLE MADE OF WESTERN RED CEDAR, THUJA PLICATA. NEW NEG. NOS. (SECTIONS); MNH 2348; 2350; 2354. 1990 - THIS POLE IS ON EXHIBIT IN NHB CONSTITUTION AVE. LOBBY STAIRWELL - RIGHT POLE. 1991 EXHIBIT LABEL IDENTIFIES POLE CARVINGS AS (FROM TOP): THREE TOTEM POLE WATCHMEN; EAGLE; SEA CHIEF/SEA ANEMONE; WOMAN HOLDING WHALE'S TAIL; KILLER WHALE, WITH FROGS." 2008, an additional exhibit label identifies the Eagle crest as belonging to the pole's owner; Sea Chief crest as belonging to to the wife's family, and the Killer Whale crest as belonging to the owner of the pole.
From 2009 exhibit labels: Pole identified as carved from Western red cedar (Thuja plicata). Haida Totem Pole collected in 1904, Tanu, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada. Crests, from top: Three Totem Pole Watchmen, Eagle, Sea Chief/Sea Anemone, Woman Holding Whale's Tail, Killer Whale, with Frogs. Exhibit label includes a copy of a 1901 photograph that shows "this pole on the far left, where it stood in front of Property House in the abandoned village of Tanu." Source of photograph is uncredited in the exhibit label. A separate label for the pole tells the Story of Sea Chief. It also says: This story and the other crests on the pole belonged to a particular Haida family. Crests, from top: The eagle crest belonged to the wife of the totem pole's owner. The Sea Chief crest belonged to the wife's family. (Look for the eyes hanging out of their sockets.) The killer whale crest belonged to the owner of the totem pole. "Story of Sea Chief. A long time ago, deep in the ocean, lived a great Sea Chief. At night the Chief's eyes dropped from their sockets and hung down to his waist. Friends held the eyes in their sockets so he could eat. The Chief's favorite food was hair seal. Because he had no teeth, he swallowed the seals whole and blew the bones out."
Record Last Modified:
20 Nov 2015
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
042671
USNM Number:
E233399-0
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The Raven Totem Pole

Artist:
Theodore J. Richardson, born Readfield, ME 1855-died Minneapolis, MN 1914
Medium:
watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
14 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. (37.6 x 27.0 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1880-1914
Topic:
Figure(s) in exterior\rural
Landscape\building
Ethnic\Indian
Object\art object\totem pole
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Theodore J. Richardson
Object number:
1985.66.326,784
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Totem Pole spot

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-03-19T21:58:28.000Z
Video Title:
Totem Pole spot
Views:
165
Video Duration:
38 sec
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians
Youtube Category:
Education
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Totem pole model

Media/Materials:
Yellow cedar, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
12 x 8.6 x 31.6 cm
Culture/People:
Tlingit
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Alaska; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1958-1959
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives in 1958 or 1959 from an unknown source; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/6087
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Totem pole model

Media/Materials:
Yellow cedar, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
6.5 x 6.5 x 31.2 cm
Culture/People:
Tlingit
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Alaska; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1958-1959
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives in 1958 or 1959 from an unknown source; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/6098
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Totem pole model

Media/Materials:
Yellow cedar, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
8.7 x 8.7 x 31.7 cm
Culture/People:
Tlingit
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Alaska; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1958-1959
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives in 1958 or 1959 from an unknown source; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/6086
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Totem pole model

Media/Materials:
Yellow cedar, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
16.6 x 9 x 31.5 cm
Culture/People:
Tlingit
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Alaska; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1958-1959
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives in 1958 or 1959 from an unknown source; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/6099
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Totem pole model

Media/Materials:
Yellow cedar, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
8.5 x 8.5 x 27 cm
Culture/People:
Tlingit
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Alaska; USA
Date Created:
1957-1958
Collection History:
Purchased from Alaska Native Arts and Crafts (Juneau, Alaska) by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives in 1958; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/6088
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Totem pole model

Media/Materials:
Yellow cedar, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
32.6 x 7.4 x 38.2 cm
Culture/People:
Tlingit
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Alaska; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1955-1956
Collection History:
Purchased from Alaska Native Arts and Crafts (Juneau, Alaska) by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives in 1956; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/6084
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Totem pole model

Media/Materials:
Yellow cedar, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
8.8 x 38.1 x 46 cm
Culture/People:
Tlingit
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Alaska; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1950-1951
Collection History:
Acquired by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from an unknown source in 1950 or 1951; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
26/631
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Totem pole model

Artists/Makers:
B. Foley, Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Donor:
Agnes Murphy (Agnes Ryan), Non-Indian, 1912-1994
Media/Materials:
Wood, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
40.2 x 25.6 x 8.3 cm
Culture/People:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
British Columbia; Canada
Date Created:
circa 1980
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of Raymond J. Ryan (1921-1992); inherited by his sister, Agnes Murphy (1912-1994), and donated to NMAI in 1992.
Catalog Number:
25/3753
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Totem pole model

Artists/Makers:
A. Wiseman, Mi'kmaq (Micmac)
Donor:
Agnes Murphy (Agnes Ryan), Non-Indian, 1912-1994
Media/Materials:
Wood, felt
Techniques:
Carved, polished
Dimensions:
13.8 x 24.3 x 69 cm
Culture/People:
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Nova Scotia; Canada (inferred)
Date Created:
circa 1975
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of Raymond J. Ryan (1921-1992); inherited by his sister, Agnes Murphy (1912-1994), and donated to NMAI in 1992.
Catalog Number:
25/4055
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Totem pole model

Artists/Makers:
Thorn Arts
Media/Materials:
Plaster, paint
Techniques:
Mold-made
Dimensions:
7.3 x 7.3 x 27 cm
Culture/People:
Non-Indian
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Seattle; King County; Washington; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
circa 1960
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from Ye Olde Curiosity Shop (Seattle, Washington) at an unknown date; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/9281
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Totem pole model

Artists/Makers:
John Motlow, Seminole, 1900-1979
Media/Materials:
Cypress, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
20 x 10.5 x 23.5 cm
Culture/People:
Seminole
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Big Cypress Reservation; Hendry County; Florida; USA
Date Created:
1964-1965
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from Seminole Arts and Crafts Center in 1965; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/5774
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Totem pole model

Artists/Makers:
Jack Billie, Seminole, 1921-1969
Media/Materials:
Cypress
Techniques:
Carved
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 38.2 cm
Culture/People:
Seminole
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Dania, Hollywood Reservation; Broward County; Florida; USA
Date Created:
1964-1965
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from Seminole Arts and Crafts Center in 1965; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/5742
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Totem pole model

Artists/Makers:
William M. Dennis, Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka), b. 1923
Donor:
Agnes Murphy (Agnes Ryan), Non-Indian, 1912-1994
Media/Materials:
Wood, wood stain
Techniques:
Carved, stained
Dimensions:
6.7 x 17.8 x 21.5 cm
Culture/People:
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka)
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Vancouver Island; British Columbia; Canada
Site Name:
Vancouver Island
Archipelago:
Vancouver Island Group
Island Name:
Vancouver Island
Date Created:
circa 1975
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of Raymond J. Ryan (1921-1992); inherited by his sister, Agnes Murphy (1912-1994), and donated to NMAI in 1992.
Catalog Number:
25/3756
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