Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Oyster Catcher Rattle

by


Al Cole

Al Cole

Nuxalk

(1944-2009)

Al Cole was born in 1944 in Bella Coola, a traditional coastal village in central British Columbia. His great-grandfather was the respected hereditary chief, Tlelamin, whose longhouse was reproduced by Nuxalk carver, Glenn Tallio for the Great Hall of the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec. He is the youngest of ten children.