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Thunderbird Park in Victoria

Victoria pays tribute to British Columbia's original people with Thunderbird Park, right in downtown Victoria. The present totems were carved by master carver Mungo Martin in the 1950s, chief of the Fort Rupert branch of the Kwakwaka'wakw (commonly referred to as Kwaikiutl) tribe. My friend, artist Godfrey Stephens, hung out down at the park with his childhood friend, Tony Hunt, grandson of Mungo Martin, and it was there that he (and Tony) learned to carve.


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