Pts’aans Nii’sy̓oḵ G̱ans Nii’sginw̓aatx

Sim’oogit: Ni’isy̓oḵ G̱ans Ni’isginw̓aatx
Pdeeḵ: Lax̱gibuu
Wiln̓aat’ahl: Gitsḵ’ansnaat
Wilp: Ni’isginw̓aatx
Miinhl Gihlee’e: Minee’eskw, Bayt N̓eeḵhl
G̱an̓agwit: 55 feet
K’uuhl wil gahlkwt: 1870

Hli adoḵst sit’aatkws hli ts’iw̍iint:

1. Hagwil̓ooḵ’am gat yukwdithl g̱aboog̱am sii lax̱-mo’on tḵ’al-hit’ ahl lo’op
2. T’img̱esa hlbin
3. Hooyihl gathl gwila n̓ii-wanhl hli ts’al̓hl gat loot. Gwilam hat’ tgun, hooyihl sim’oogit ahl wilt t’aadihl g̱ag̱edim lil̓git.
4. Liks wilaa jabim bilaatgums ts’uuts’
5. N̓ii-hitkwhl gibuu lax̱-sahan̓iihitkws
6. Gat

Gisi-g̱ageets’ihl wil maḵskwhl pts’aan
Gitlax̱t’aamiks. Ts’uu t’ipx̱ool̓t g̱a geets’ihl wil maḵskwhl pts’aan g̱a giiksihl g̱alts’ap. Pts’aans Ni’isy̓ok g̱ans Ni’isginw̍aatx. Hitkw g̱a’aag̱ahl wilphl Lax̱gibuu, wat ahl “Wilphl ts’im- Lax̱ha". 1912 wil t’igwantkwhl pts’aan tgun.

Ansgihl w̍ahlin-Sim’oogidim Lax̱gibuu tgus, Sim’oogit Ni’isy̓oḵhl wat.

Pole of Nii’sy̓oḵ and Nii’sginw̓aatx

Chief: Ni’isy̓ok & Ni’isginw̓aatx
Tribe: Wolf
Clan: Gitsḵ’ansnaat
House: Ni’isginw̓aatx
Carver: Bayt N̓eeḵhl
Height: 55 feet
Year: circa 1850s

Crest figures from top to bottom:

1. Man with Deep Sea Cockle
2. Sperm Whale head
3. Person wearing a garment with many faces on it. The garment may have been a ceremonial Garment of Marten worn by a chief.
4. Mythical Jibilx̱ bird
5. Wolf on a platform
6. Person

Travelling downriver past Gitlax̱t’aamiks, the pole of Ni’isy̓oḵ and Ni’isginw̓aatx stood seventh in line along the river front, in front of a Wolf house called “House of the Sky”. This pole fell down by 1912.

This was a memorial pole for a previous Wolf chief named Ni’isy̓oḵ.

Historical Picture of Pole of Ni’isy̓oḵ & Ni’isginw̓aatx (click for larger image)

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