Eagle and Bear totem
This totem pole is made from second growth red cedar and is 8 feet tall and 20 inches thick.
The figures are an Eagle, which is the main crest of my village in Fort Rupert, B.C. Eagle is also used in the dance of the Animal Kingdom from the Sky. Eagles figure prominently in Kwaguilth legends as they are found in abundance along the Northwest Coast. The Eagle represents power and the favourite food is salmon.
The Bear is a crest of the Hunt family and is used in the dance of the Animal Kingdom from the Land. The Bear is holding a man, which is a descendant of the Hunt family. The Bear is also the Hamatsa (wild man) crest of my brother Henry Hunt Jr. On the backside of the Bear is a Moon. This is also a dance used by the Hunt family. The Moon is carved upside down so when you look at it, it is looking at you.