11  Ninstints (Canada)

A deserted Haida village inGwaii Hanaas National ParkReserve (Queen CharlotteIslands)

Myra Shackley

The totem poles told the people of the completeness of their culture, the continuing lineages of the great families, their closeness to the magic world of myth and legend (Bill Reid, contemporary Haida master carver)

Keywords: Haida Gwaii Hanaas Anthony Island Queen Charlotte Islands Native American British Columbia Canada

Location grid reference: 133°E 54°N

World Heritage List Inclusion date: 1981


The village of Ninstints in Gwaii Hanaas (Queen Charlotte Islands) contains the most significant collection of thirty-two carved mortuary and totem poles produced by the Haida Native American people. The village was ...

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