Wil N̍ii-woḵhl G̱aaḵ Lax̱-g̱an

Simo̓ogit: Tx̱aatk’anlaxhatkw
Pdeeḵ: G̱anada
Wiln̓aat’ahl: unknown
Wilp: Ksim X̱saan
Miinhl Gihlee’e: Txaalaxhatkw
G̱an̓agwit: 50 feet
K’uuhl wil gahlkwt: 1830s

Hli adoḵst:

Ksax̱ g̱an: N̓ii-t’aahl G̱aaḵ hli ts’iw̍int

Wil hitkwt:
Ts’uu tx̱alpx̱ wil gisi-maḵskwhl pts’aan g̱agiiksihl g̱alts’abim Gitlax̱t’aamiks wil hitkwhl pts’aan tgun. Hitkw g̱a’aag̱ahl wilphl Lax̱ G̱anada. Wat ahl “Wilp t’alx̱anim g̱an.” Huxwdii kw’ootkwhl g̱an tgun g̱ooḵhl 1920s: huxwdii tḵ’al-t’ip-ḵ’otskw yukwhl x̱haykwshl am’aamit 1918 g̱anhl hlag̱ats’uuhl pts’aanhl g̱alts’aphl Gitlax̱t’aamikshl kw’itkw’ootgwit.

Ansgihl Sim’oogidim G̱anada, wat as Ksim X̱saan.

Sleeping Pole of the Raven

Chief: Tx̱aatk’anlaxhatkw
Tribe: Raven
Clan: unknown
House: Ksim X̱saan
Carver: Txaalaxhatkw
Height: 50 feet
Year: circa 1830s

Crest figures:

Plain round pole (gan) with a carved raven in a nest sitting on top.

This pole stood fourth from the uppermost pole at Gitlax̱t’aamiks, in the row along the river front, in front of a Raven house called “House-of-hewn-boards”. The pole disappeared before the 1920s: it was likely cut down and destroyed during the Christian religious revival at Gitlax̱t’aamiks in 1918 along with many other poles in the village.

This was a memorial pole for a previous Raven chief named Ksim X̱saan.

Historical Pictures of Sleeping Pole of the Raven (click for larger image)

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