Pts̓aans Duuḵ’

Sim’oogit: Duuḵ’
Pdeeḵ: Lax̱gibuu
Wiln̓aat’ahl: Gitwiln̓aak’il̓
Miinhl Gihlee’e: Ni’isginw̓aatx, Hlimoomis Bryan Peel
G̱an̓agwit: 45 feet
K’uuhl wil gahlkwt: 1880

Wilaa jabihl Adoḵs w̓itkw hli ts’iw̓int:

1. Ḵ̱’am ksi-dakhlkw
2. Hlgu wilksihlgum Gibuu
3. G̱awil ukws-ga’askwhl gat
4. G̱aneeḵsim gigat
5. Gat
6. Ts’uuts’im tyay̓tkw “Sgimsim”
7. Nox̱hl ul “smax”
8. Gibuu

Hitkwhl pts’aan tgun g̱agiiksihl g̱alts’abim Gitlax̱t’aamiks. Ts’uu xbiĺhl pts’aanhl gisi-maḵsgwit gisi-g̱ageets’ihl wil maḵskwhl pts’aan g̱a’aag̱ahl wil hitkwhl wilps Duuḵ’ wat ahl “G̱aneeḵsim Daax”. Giigwihl sdiim boodim lax̱-ts’eets’ikshl pts’aan tgun 1930 ii hitkwt ahl lax̱-ts’eets’ikshl “CN Park” Hlaa dabihl k’uuhl hitkwt ii hayx̱kwt. N̍iwilt luusityeexwdiit 1958. Ts’imsan an gahlkwt. Henry Dudwardhl wahl gat an japt.

K’iil’iks adaawaḵhl ptsaan ts’iuuxw dim wila n’eesda’ahl adaawaḵ

Pole of Duuḵ’

Chief: Duuḵ’
Tribe: Wolf
Clan: Gitwiln̓aak’il̓
Carver: Ni’isginw̓aaṯx, assisted by Bryan Peel
Height: 45 feet
Year: circa 1880

Crest figures from top to bottom:

1. Ḵ̱’am ksi-dakhlkw
2. Prince of Wolves
3. Person looking-out-from
4. People of the Ladder
5. Person
6. Thunderbird
7. Bear Mother
8. Wolf

Location:
Travelling downriver past Gitlax̱t’aamiks, the Pole of Duuḵ stood ninth in line along the river front, in front of a Duuḵ’s house, known as “Ladder of Slabs”. This pole was purchased by Canadian National Railways and erected at CN Park in Prince Rupert during the 1930s. It deteriorated extensively through years of weathering and was replaced by a replica carver Henry Dudward in 1958.

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