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Looking northward along the Indian village at Alert Bay, showing totem poles and canoes; sign on the building to the left describes a copper cutting ceremony, July, 1909

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Looking northward along the Indian village at Alert Bay, showing totem poles and canoes; sign on the building to the left describes a copper cutting ceremony, July, 1909

1909-07

6 x 8

From Anthropology data: Note the sign over the first doorway, which refers to the ceremony of the breaking of a very valuable copper by a chief. This sign may be read more easily in No. 46020. This sign states that Chief Klakwagila of Kinkam Inlet, B. C. broke a copper worth $11500. The picture of the copper is also shown on the sign.

Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada

AMNH Library authority record: Smith, Harlan Ingersoll 1872-1940

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Citation

Smith, Harlan Ingersoll, 1872-1940 (photographer), “Looking northward along the Indian village at Alert Bay, showing totem poles and canoes; sign on the building to the left describes a copper cutting ceremony, July, 1909,” AMNH Research Library | Digital Special Collections, accessed August 14, 2022, https://images.library.amnh.org/digital/items/show/27267.