Original oil 22" x 28" by Gordon Miller © 1987
, and common ancestry was proclaimed with family crests.
Killer Whales -- Orcinus orca -- were another resident of the coast who travelled and hunted together in social units. Long misunderstood and feared by humans, these animals have been found to be highly social, intelligent and even gentle creatures in captivity.
Native encounters with Killer Whales must have been common. They frequented all of the same waters and harvested the same resources.
Pictured is a Northern-style Haida travelling canoe painted with a Killer Whale crest of Kwakwaka'wakw design.
Tue May 11, 2004 2:42 am