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Frederick Dally 
A First Nations Peoples Chieftain tomb : 'Indian Chiefs Tomb and effigy opposite Government House on the other side of the Fraser River at New Westminster' 
1870 (ca) 
Albumen print 
11.7 x 15.1 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2368846 
Photograph of a wooden figure, standing enclosed within a wood built shelter, trees in the background. In the foreground and immediately surrounding the grave site are tree stumps.
Different types of wooden poles and figures were carved by Indigenous Canadian peoples and were powerful and beautifully rendered artistic communication devices. The figure in this photograph is a grave figure guarding this burial site. 

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