Friday, November 13, 2009

CBC Documentary Video: Removal of the Last Known Assembly of Haida Totem Poles

Raven with Snow, watercolour painting
Artist: Pat McQuire
From: Native Arts of Canada,Ltd.

Bill Reid, CBC announcer of Haida ancestry, and later to be, Haida artist accompanies a team of archaelogists and native Haidas to an abandoned village on Anthony Island. Here we see what is possibly the last known collection of Haida Totems. They are removed and taken to be preserved and protected from decay.

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