TREE MUSEUM
LEXICON

A GUIDE TO SPECIALIST VOCABULARY

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WELCOME POLE

Carved from cedar trees, the Welcome Pole is a distinctive form of artwork in the form of a human figure. Listen to Coast Salish artists  Charles Elliott and Doug LaFortune discuss them in podcasts Talking Territory: Welcome Poles and Cedar Trees part 1 & 2.

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QUINTALUS

Described as the 'heart of a sea lion' within W̱SÁNEĆ

culture: listen to  Charles Elliott discuss their meaning and significance in podcasts Talking Territory: Welcome Poles and Cedar Trees part 1 & 2.

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The sacred mountain that was the place of refuge for the W̱SÁNEĆ People during a momentous tsunami. The mountain was renamed 'Mount Newton' by British colonists. To learn more about the mountain, listen to Charles Elliott talk about the story of the flood in podcast Talking Territory: Welcome Poles & Cedar Trees part 1. 

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SNIDȻEȽ

SNIDȻEȽ is known as 'the place of the Blue Grouse'. Renamed Todd Inlet by the British, the area also takes in Butchart Gardens, a former industrial extraction site for the production of cement that was redeveloped into a spectacle of themed gardens for tourists. For more information about SNIDȻEȽ listen to podcast Welcome Poles & Cedar Trees part 2.

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