Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The Mungo Martin House, built in 1953, is a scaled down replica of a Kwakiutl chief's house in Tsaxis (Fort Rupert). Here a Kwakwaka'wakw Heraldic Pole is topped by a Thunderbird.
Over the years, the original poles have been moved indoors to preserve them and replica poles have taken their place. On the left is a Gitxsan Memorial Pole and next to it is a Kwakwaka'wakw Honouring Pole.
A statue of pioneering doctor John Sebastian Helmcken stands outside his former home which was built in 1852 on this site.