Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Eagle with Giant Octopus and Giant Clam Rattle

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“A chief’s daughter remarries to a young man of the Eagle clan—she had already been married several times before. The father-in-law always connives to have her husbands killed. He sets him a task to catch the giant octopus which he does but he then sets him another task, to catch the giant clam and the husband does this too. In so doing, he ends up with more power than the father.”

Darrell White

Darrell White

Haida

(1960- )

Darrell White was born in Queen Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) in 1960. He is a member of the Dadens Yokulanass Raven Clan from the village of Masset. The family moved from the island in 1964 and lived in various communities before settling in Powell River. He remained in Powell River until the age of 41 and was employed as a welder working largely on contracts for the pulp and paper industries and the United States military.