Pts’aanim Wil Jag̱a-y̓̓ax̱y̓ak

Sim’oogit: Hlgu w̓aasan
Pdeeḵ̱: Lax̱gibuu
Wiln̓aat’ahl: Gitlax̱gwanks
Wilp: Kw’ax̱suu
Miinhl Gihlee’e: Nidiit wilaaxdiit
G̱an̓agwit: 40 feet
K’uuhl wil gahlkwt: Nidiit wilaaxdiit

Hli adoḵst:

1. Nidiit sim wilaaxdiit, ḵ̱’am
han̓iig̱ootdiit ji ligii baahlkwhl gat oo ligii w̓ii ts’ag̱am gat
2. Jag̱a-y̓ax̱y̓aḵ̱ oo ligii ḵ̱’aba gat
3. Lik’in̓skw
4. Migathl hlgu smax
5. Siisag̱am w̓eenhl hlgu smax

Gisi-yugwin ahl ḵ̱’alii-aks ahl Ank’idaa, ts’uu gwilal̓hl pts’aanhl gisi-maḵ̱sgwit w̓itkw awa’ahl g̱agigeenihl g̱alts’ap. Kw’ootkwhl pts’aan tgun mag̱oonhl gilp’il wil k’aphl aygadim k’uuhl. Ii baytligii ksi- g̱os hli gwilksḵ̱’alt’amtgwit ahl W.A. Newcombe ahl 1903.

K’iil’iks adaawaḵhl ptsaan ts’iuuxw dim wila n’eesda’ahl adaawaḵ

Pole of Hanging Across

Chief: Hlgu w̓aasan
Tribe: Wolf
Clan: Gitlax̱gwanks
House: Kw’ax̱suu
Carver: unknown
Height: 40 feet
Year: unknown

Crest figures from top to bottom:

1. Uncertain – either Split Person or Person with a Large Nose
2. Hanging Across, or Half Man
3. Grizzly Bear
4. Human-like Bear cub
5. Bear cub with sharp teeth

Travelling downriver past Ank’idaa, the Pole of Hanging Across stood third, near the top of the village. It disappeared early in the 20th century, but it appears in a photograph by W.A. Newcombe from 1903.

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Historical Pictures of Pole of Hanging Across in Ank'idaa (click for larger image)

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