By George F. MacDonald
Ninstints, situated on Anthony Island, one of many smallest and so much southerly of the Queen Charlotte chain, comprises the vestiges of the good wood constructions and homes of the Kunghit Haida those that deserted the village within the overdue 1800s. George MacDonald combines archival fabric and clinical and photographic proof to checklist what's identified of the heritage of Ninstints and its humans. info are given in their homes, in their nice chiefs, and at last in their exodus from Ninstints.
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36 The last living evidence of horticulture at Ninstints- a domestic apple tree. C. Ministry of Tourism, 1980 Fig. 37 Fragment of a ceramic plate from London's Crystal Palace, excavated at Ninstints. BCPM (B. McLennan), 1983 Fig. 31 Memorial pole 9M2 depicted a killer whale with its tall dorsal fin at top and a grizzly bear at base. F. Newcombe), 1913 Fig. 32 Looking north. F. Newcombe), 1901 Fig. 33 Frontal poles for Houses 10, n 6-13, and associated mortuaries. F. Newcombe), 1901 2 4 Fig. 28 Top of mortuary pole 13x1.
Fig. 14 Aerial photograph of a section of southern Anthony Island,, showing the sheltered village site of Ninstints with its narrow entrance channel and rocky burial islet offshore. C. Ministry of Environment, 1980 Fig. 15 House i frontal pole, depicting a beaver. Hawthorn), W Fig. 23 Mortuary poles (foreground) 7x1 & 7x2. Note the small figures which adorn the larger crests, such as the watchman figures at the base 0/7x2, the face on the tail of the beaver above, and the frog between its arms.
B. C Ministry of Tourism, 1980 The burial caves showed evidence of recent vandalism. Where there should have been decorated burial chests containing the remains of all but the noble classes of Ninstints, whose remains were installed in the mortuary posts, there were only scattered bone remains, along with fragments of the cedar bark matting and ropes with which the burial bundles were once enveloped. The most exciting find in the burial cave was the remains of a wooden mask which appears to represent a bear, of which the jaw and a portion of the face is preserved.