Trader Legend Pole
The original of this ridicule pole stood in the Haida village of Sukkwan. Ridicule poles were used to notify people of an unpaid debt. The top figure is a white man as indicated by his curly hair and beard. He probably cheated the Haida. The figure below him holds a shrimp and a crab in his mouth, both symbols of thievery, The beaver at the bottom is the crest of the Sukkwan clan. This replica pole was carved in the 1938-42 CCC totem restoration project.