Image of a darkened corner in the Potlatch Gallery with a cedar chest visible in the foreground. Corner of the Potlatch Gallery showing a large cedar post and a group of wolf masks. Corner of the Potlatch Gallery showing a group of masks and headdresses from the potlatch collection View from the west end of the Potlatch Gallery showing the north side and entrance wall.

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Wolf pictograph near Kingcome Inlet

Two colour photographs depict wolf pictographs inscribed on rocks located near kingcome inlet

The origin story of the Dzawada’enuxw (people of Kingcome Inlet) describes a wolf who became a man and founded their tribe. To represent their identity as descendants of the wolf, Kingcome people use the wolf as a crest figure on their button blankets, totem poles, jewelry and tell this story through the wolf dance.