Previous Mungo Martin's Totem
13 of 23 from Port McNiell to Hanson Island via Alert Bay


The totem on the right is written up in Hillary Stewart's book - The pole was carved by Henry Hunt and Tony Hunt in 1970 as a memorial for Mungo Martin. Mungo Martin is one of the hero's in the Kwakiutal society - he was a prolific totem carver and one of the important links that brough the traditional artistic skills and knowledge out of the banned pot latch era. This totem pole was the first totem raised in Alert bay in 40 years.

The top figure is Kolus (the crest of Mungo's father from Gilford Island) followed by Cedar Man with a talking stick. The second from bottom figure is Raven caved in memory of David Martin. The bottom figure is Dzunukwa, the crest of Mungo's wife Abaya'a.

The pole on the left (Thunderbird, Bear holding a whale's tail, Raven, Whale, Dzunukwa) was carved by Charlie James as a memorial for Amos Dawson's uncle.

I Love This Pole I Like It Alot I Come From Mungo's Family Through The Rufus Family
Kali Rufus
Friday, November 17th, 2006 at 10:00:48

Im his relation surpisingly, My gramma is a direct decendent from alert bay who moved to kitimat! who wouldve thought....
michael morrison
Wednesday, January 24th, 2007 at 19:39:36

i love this pole its a memory of my relative mungo martin
krystal mountain
Tuesday, May 29th, 2007 at 14:56:33

Camera: Nikon F100
Date: Monday, July 30th, 2001
Film: Fuji Velvia 50 (slide)
Lens: 80-200mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor
Photographer: John Harvey
Tag: art, totem pole, native art
Larger image: 1333 x 2000

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