National Geographic : 1945 Jan
E irational ueograpnic society Oil Painting by W. Langdon Kihn Home from the Trap Lines, a Carrier Indian Surveys His Totem-pole Village, One ofthe Last toExist His packs laden with furs, the hunter has returned lest heavier snows isolate him. Some 150 miles from the current-warmed seacoast, his Skeena River village has a severe climate. His country's rich furs attracted Russians, Canadians, and Americans. Contact with white menled his people toabandon totem poles, asdid the sea tribes. Depicted by the artist as they were in the 1890's, these posts actually are crumbling. They stood ontotem art's eastern limits.