Pts’aans Bayt N̓eeḵhl

Sim’oogit: Bayt N̓eeḵhl
Pdeeḵ: Lax̱sgiik
Wiln̓aat’ahl: Lax̱ts’imilx
Wilp: Hleeḵ
Miinhl Gihlee’e: Hlidax̱
Gan̓agwit: 40 feet
K’uuhl wil gahlkwt: 1870

Adoḵs w̓itkwt hli ts’iw̍int:

1. Haa’atkw
2. Nidii wilaakst (G̱anhl hlag̱a ts’uut)
3. N̓ii-mitkwhl k’uba gat ahl tx̱as-g̱an̍agwihl g̱an.
4. Gibilx.

Ts’uu xbiĺ di huxw g̱andooĺthl g̱abiihl wil gisi-maḵskwhl pts’aan g̱agiiksihl g̱alts’aphl Gitlax̱t’aamiks.

T’igwantkwl pts’aan tgun g̱ooḵhl 1913; aluut’aa ahl gwilksḵ’alt’amtkw ahl wann̓ihl k’uuhl, tḵ’ayks-sgi lax̱-ts’eets’iks g̱a’aag̱ahl hlgu wilp.

Pole of Bayt N̓eeḵhl

Chief: Bayt N̓eeḵhl
Tribe: Eagle
Clan: Lax̱ts'imilx
House: Hleeḵ
Carver: Hlidax̱
Height: 40 feet
Year: circa 1870

Crest figures from top to bottom:

1. Woodpecker
2. Weeping woman
3. Many small human figures down the length of the pole
4. Gibilx̱

Travelling downriver past Gitlax̱t’aamiks, the pole of Bayt Neeḵhl stood eighteenth in line along the river front.

This pole fell down sometime prior to 1913; it appears in a photograph of the same year, lying on the ground in front of a small house.

Historical Pictures of Pole of Bayt N̓eeḵhl (click for larger image)

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