Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“Bear Mother Myth” Totem Pole


  • Medium: argillite
  • Size: 16.5 × 2.5 × 3 inches
  • Reference Code: W110201

From top to bottom: the three Watchmen with the Chief in the center; Bear Mother holding Frog; and Bear Father holding Raven.

Marcel Russ

Marcel Russ


Raven Clan

(1973- )

Marcel Russ was born in Queen Charlotte City on Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands) in 1973. Marcel is from the Raven Clan from Masset and his chief is Ilts’uwoos of the Raven Clan. The Russes are well-known argillite carvers of the Haida Nation and his ancestors on his grandmother’s side were also renowned carvers. Marcel was influenced by his father, noted argillite carver, Ron Russ, his uncle, Chris Russ.