You are looking at an intriguing picture of Carved Posts Alert Bay. It was taken in 1914 by Edward S. Curtis. The picture presents Two totem poles in front of a wood frame house in the Nimkish (Namgis) village Yilis (Yalis) , on Cormorant Island. Totem pole depicts an eagle representing the owner's paternal crest and a grizzly bear symbolizing the maternal one. We have created this collection of pictures primarily to serve as an easy to access educational tool.
A Choctaw baby peeks out of a handwoven Choctaw rivercane pack basket at Lacombe, LA. The picture, taken in 1909, appeared in David Bushnell, Jr.'s article, “The Choctaw of Bayou Lacombe.” Photo courtesy Center for Regional Studies, SLU.