Wil Nii-t’aahl Haa’atkw

Sim’oogit: Gilax̱namḵ’ap
Pdeeḵ: Lax̱sgiik
Wiln̓aat’ahl: Lax̱luuks
Wilp: Minee’eskw
Miinhl Gihlee’e: Sg̱at’iin
G̱an̓agwit: 25 feet
K’uuhl wil gahlkwt: 1860

Hli adoḵst:

Ksax̱ g̱an, n̓̍ii-t’aahl haa’atkw hli ts’iw̓int

Ts’uu xbiĺ di huxw kwsdimoos g̱a geets’ihl wil gisi-maḵskwhl pts’aan ahl g̱alts’aphl Gitlax̱t’aamiks. Huxwdii kw’ootkwhl pts’aan tgun g̱ooḵhl1927. Huxwdii tḵ’al-t’ip-ḵ’otskw ii simihlkwt hlaa yukwhl x̱haykwshl am’aamit ahl g̱altsaphl Gitlax̱t’aamiks gik’uuhl,1918, g̱anhl hlag̱ats’uuhl pts’aanhl g̱alts’ap.

Whereon Sits the Woodpecker

Chief: Gilax̱namḵ’ap
Tribe: Eagle
Clan: Lax̱luuks
House: Minee’eskw
Carver: Sgat’iin
Height: 25 feet
Year: circa 1860

Crest figures:

Plain round pole (g̱an) with a carved Woodpecker sitting on top.

Travelling downriver past Gitlax̱t’aamiks, the pole of Gilax̱na’magan stood nineteenth in line along the river front. This pole disappeared before 1927: 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.

Historical Pictures of Whereon Sites the Woodpecker (click for larger image)

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