Sunday, May 22, 2011

Totem Pole on the Move

photo by Jessica Reid 
Chief Sid Crosby's totem pole is complete and ready to be raised but first it needs to be moved.
photo by Jessica Reid 
Now it is time to move it, the preparations begin. 
 photo by Jessica Reid
This pole will be moved by human power
photo by Jessica Reid 
to it's destination just over three kilometers(1.8 miles) away
photo by Jessica Reid
with all kinds of support....more to come!
Scenic Sunday


jo©o said...

I am really enjoying witnessing this event in that lovely place of yours.

JenB said...

Yay! I love this post, I've been waiting all week for photos, and they don't disappoint! Thanks Carolyn!

Filip Demuinck said...

must be extremely heavy and rewarding to create it.

Kay said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos. I haven't had a chance to ask Erica how the pole-raising and potlatch went. It looks like the weather held and the event was enjoyed by all.

Janie said...

Moving the totem pole is quite a community project. It's a beautiful work of art.

Carolyn said...

The totem pole is carved from a western red cedar with the heartwood(core)and a little less than have the back removed. Cedar is very strong and extremely light when it then...many hands make light work!
Kay, Erica was absolutely stunning at the potlatch and worked hard as well.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. I would have loved to have been able to have participated and watched it in person but I am happy to be able to see it through your pictures


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