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)



Pebble Town

'House Front, Gold Harbour' / Emily Carr / Vancouver Art Gallery / 42.3.34 RBCM PN09059

This is the first known work for which Emily Carr used a photograph as a reference for a painting. The house had long since disappeared from Haida Gwaii when she painted this in 1912. It was owned by a Haida chief who received the name Captain Gold in honour of his discovery of gold on the islands. A number of Carr's major works, produced after 1927, were based on photographs.

On to Gitwangak

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