Magulkw’a’am Gat

Sim’oogit: Ksdiyaawaḵ
Pdeeḵ: Lax̱gibuu
Wiln̓aat’ahl: Gitwiluuyaxw
Wilp: Ksdiyaawaḵ
Miinhl Gihlee’e: Bayt N̓eeḵhl
G̱an̍agwit: 40 feet
K’uuhl wil gahlkwt: 1850s

Hli adoḵst w̓itkw hli ts’iw̓int:

1. Wahl gat T’imnoonax̱
2. Wil ts’inx-y̍ax̱y̍aḵhl gat. Ts’inx- y̍ax̱y̍aḵ
3. Gibuu
4. Smax


Ts’uu xbil̓ di huxw gwilal̓ luu-ksgeets’ wil gisi-wil maḵskwhl pts’aan g̱a giiksihl g̱alts’abim Gitlax̱t’aamiks. Hitkw g̱a’aag̱ahl wilps Ksdiyaawaḵ. Sa ansgitdiit Sim’oogidim Gits’ilaaskw wat as T’imnoonax̱ wilt jagwis w̍ahlin Ksdiyaawaḵ. Huxwdii tḵ’al-t’ip-ḵ’otskwhl pts’aan tgun yukwhl yeehl x̱haykwshl am’aamit gik’uuhl1918. Hilthl pts’aanhl t’ip-ḵ’asḵ’otsgwit ii simihlkwt ahl k’uuhl tgus.

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

Roasted Person

Chief: Ksdiyaawaḵ
Tribe: Wolf
Clan: Gitwiluuyaxw
Phratry: Ksdiyaawaḵ
Carver: Bayt N̓eeḵhl
Height: 40 feet
Year: circa 1850s

Crest figures from top to bottom:

1. Person named T’imnoonax̱
2. Upside-down person named Ts’iix-y̓ax̱y̓aḵ
3. Wolf
4. Bear

Travelling downriver past Gitlax̱t’aamiks, the Roasted Person pole stood thirteenth in line along the river front, in front of a Wolf house belonging to chief Ksdiyaawaḵ. The pole commemorated the killing of a Gitsalas chief named T’imnoonax̱ by a former Ksdiyaawaḵ. This pole was cut down and burned during the Christian religious revival at Gitlax̱t’aamiks in 1918 along with many other poles in the village.

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