View of north side of the Potlatch Gallery, ceremonial regalia mounted along the wall to the right of the viewer. Image shows a section of the north side of the Potlatch Gallery in which a speaker’s staff, a dzunakwa mask, four mourning masks and two copper shields are displayed. Image of a corner of the Potlatch Gallery close to the entrance View of the entrance wall at the east end of the Potlatch Gallery.

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Axu, Agnes Alfred

with repatriated raven headdress, c. 1980

Black and white photograph kwakwakw'wakw elder Agnes Elfrd holding the RAVEN AND SISIYUTŁ mask in her hands

“When we came home, your father (Dan Cranmer) was dressed like this, bare feet in his shoes. He gave away everything, he did everything at once, to make us proud. At one time, to do all of the different great things among our people; others only did one thing at a time; he was the only one who did it all at one time, because his wife was a wise woman.”

(Axu, Agnes Alfred, at Alert Bay, June 20, 1975)

Photograph: Vickie Jensen