M̓aas Ts’inhilk’ G̱ans
Tx̱as-diyee

Sim’oogit: Tx̱as-diyee
Pdeeḵ: Lax̱sgiik
Wiln̓aat’ahl: Lax̱luuks
Wilp: G̱ooḵ
Miinhl Gihlee’e: Ni’isy̓oḵ
G̱an̓agwit: 20 feet
K’uuhl wil gahlkwt: Ligii 1879

Dim sat’ama dim dip t’x̱ootkwhl wila jabihl adoks Spa Smax̱, dim diw’itkw gum’ hla ts’iw’iint pts’aan:

1. Figure

Hli adoḵshl g̱an:

Dilpkwhl g̱an tgun, gahlkw ts’inhlik’ ii x̱hlip-n̓ii-t’aat hli ts’iw̓inhl g̱an.

Ts’uu gip̓il wil k’ap di huxw tx̱alpx̱ luu-
ksgeets’ wil gisi-maḵskwhl pts’aan g̱a giiksihl g̱alts’aphl Gitlax̱t’aamiks. G̱ans Tx̱as-diyeehl maaksgum ts’inhlik’. Kw’ootkwhl g̱an tgun ii ksax̱ ts’inhlik’hl dimootkwdiit. N̓ihl luu-sgit ahl Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Ansgihl hli luu-gadihl wilps Tx̱as-diyee. Ḵ̱’asduu’iin wahl gat tgun.

White Squirrel of X̱ast’iyee

Chief: Tx̱as-diyee
Tribe: Eagle
Clan: Lax̱luuks
House: G̱ooḵ
Carver: Ni’isy̓oḵ
Height: 20 ft
Year: circa 1880

Crest figures:

A very small, plain round pole (g̱an) with a carved Squirrel figure at top.

Travelling downriver past Gitlax̱t’aamiks, the pole of the White Squirrel of Tx̱as-diyee stood twenty-fourth in line along the river front. The original pole has disappeared, but the Squirrel figure was saved and stands today on top of a replica pole at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

This was a memorial pole for a person of Tx̱as-diyee’s household name Ḵ’asduu’iin.

Historical Pictures of White Squirrel of Tx̱as-diyee (click for larger image)

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