The hand of Haisla hereditary chief Gagaumguist touches the G’psgolox Pole (Totem pole) at the ancient village site of Misk’usa in the Kitlope/Huchsduwachsdu Protected Area on the BC coast. The lower portion of the pole depicts a standing grizzly bear. Together we noticed that the carved bear had been clawed and rubbed by a real grizzly somewhat recently. Here his fingers span the claw markings of the bear, visible at the ends of his finger tips. We found Grizzly hair in the cracks of the cedar wood as well.
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