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This is a photograph of the unveiling of new carvings, displaying the hereditary rights and history of Chief Maquinna.
Unveiling of new carvings displaying the hereditary rights and history of Chief Maquinna on view at the tourism centre at Yuquot, summer 1994. Mowachaht-Muchalaht First Nations, R. Inglis.
Our histories, songs, dances and regalia document our relationship with the world around us and events from our history. These proclaim our ownership of the land, sea and resources within our territory.
Chief Maquinna, wearing a thunderbird headdress, welcomes Lieutenant Governor Walter Nichol to Yuquot in 1924. RBCM PN 5054.
This is a black and white photograph of Chief Maquinna, wearing a thunderbird headdress, welcoming Lieutenant Governor Walter Nichol in 1924.
Monument commemorating Chief Maquinna's ancestral rights depicting Mount Conuma (home of the thunderbird) and thunderbird with whale. RBCM PN 11478-A.
This is a photograph of a monument of thunderbird with whale, commemorating Chief Maquinna's ancestral rights.
Yuquot, "where the wind blows from all directions", located strategically on the south end of Nootka Island at the northwestern entrance to Nootka Sound, is our most important community. From Yuquot there are commanding views in all directions. It is a place of power and change between the land and the sea, between the outside open ocean and the inside sheltered waters, between the abundance and energy of the ocean and the majesty and richness of the forest and inlets.
One of the powerful storms that have formed this beach at Yuquot. R. Inglis, Mowachaht-Muchalaht First Nations.
This is a photograph of a beach at Yuquot, during a storm.
Yuquot is where all the people of Nootka Sound come together. Here each chief has a property. The first-ranking chief's property is in the centre of the village, and the others stretch the full length of the beach on either side. At one time, more than a thousand people lived at Yuquot.
An artist with Captain James Cook's expedition recorded our welcoming of the first British visitors to Yuquot in March 1778. Mowachaht-Muchalaht First Nations.
This is an artist’s rendering of Captain James Cook's expedition being welcomed to Yuquot by the Mowachaht-Muchalaht people.
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