A Totem Pole History: The Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire

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1 Carving

PAULINE HILLAIRE

CARVING IS SUCH A FASCINATING SIGHT TO WATCH. The reason I say this is because I’ve watched several family members as they carved from beginning to end: totem poles, grave markers, boxes, utensils, masks, hats, canoes, paddles, and many other useful and artistic items.

I must admit that I watched my father carve more than anyone else did. He told stories of nature, legends of the old times, and Indian teachings as he carved without missing a stroke or losing his place in the carving. He also had a great voice, strong and gentle. As he talked, his intonations added color as well as definition to his stories and legends. My favorite times were when others in my beloved family and circle of friends would join us, listening. He fascinated everyone who listened to him. He shared his knowledge of the culture, of the past, of place-names of our local area, and of sacred prayers and Indian teachings. He lived the cedar tree, he loved the cedar tree, and many times he simply bragged happily about the cedar tree, which he called the “tree of life.” He mentioned the many things that were made by him and others among our tribal artisans. When he’d go on and on about this tree of life, one could easily understand his love for the red cedar tree. He not only admired the beauty of the cedar tree but was grateful, giving thanks to the Great Spirit for the existence

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