Totem Poles and Children
Totem Poles and Children

Totem Poles And Children
United Church of Canada Pacific Mountain Region Archives

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Related School
St. Michael's (BC)
Totem poles and children outside St. Michael's Indian Residential School, Alert Bay, B.C.
Curatorial Comment
Some of the students, carvings, and buildings of St. Michael's, an Anglican Residential School in Alert Bay. This is a contact print from a photoshoot in connection with a United Church Observer article on marine missions (published July 1957). At St. Michael's, efforts had been made since at least the 1930s to teach boys to carve totem poles by hand. The boys received instruction from an Indigenous carver.


More Information

Repository Object Identifier
BCCA 2799.8
Commission Object Identifier
Extent and Medium

12 photographs : contact print, b&w ; 5.5 x 5.5 cm

Totem poles; children.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Copyright status: public domain


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