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Kitwancool or Gitanyow Totem Poles: general information

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  • Location of destination: Canada - British Columbia
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Kitwancool now known as Gitanyow, is home to some of the oldest-known totem poles in British Columbia. One of them is called 'Hole-in-the-Ice', erected circa 1850 and still standing in its original location. It symbolizes the resourcefulness of a man who saved the people of his village from starvation one winter by catching fish through a hole hacked in the ice. This totem can be recognized by this huge hole at the feet of the totem.
Many of the original totem poles have been taken from Gitanyow, replaced with replicas an...
Kitwancool now known as Gitanyow, is home to some of the oldest-known totem poles in British Columbia. One of them is called 'Hole-in-the-Ice', erected circa 1850 and still standing in its original location. It symbolizes the resourcefulness of a man who saved the people of his village from starvation one winter by catching fish through a hole hacked in the ice. This totem can be recognized by this huge hole at the feet of the totem.
Many of the original totem poles have been taken from Gitanyow, replaced with replicas and preserved at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria or other museums.
Kitwancool now known as Gitanyow, is home to some of the oldest-known totem poles in British Columbia. One of them is called 'Hole-in-the-Ice', erected circa 1850 and still standing in its original location. It symbolizes the resourcefulness of a man who saved the people of his village from starvation one winter by catching fish through a hole hacked in the ice. This totem can be recognized by this huge hole at the feet of the totem.
Many of the original totem poles have been taken from Gitanyow, replaced with replicas an...

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