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1. Barbeau, Haida Myths Illustration of killerwhale and dorsal fin:
helmet with crest p. 260
helmets with dorsal fin p. 261
headdress with head of killerwhale p. 262
dorsal fin design used on drum p. 263
staff with dorsal fin design p. 265
stone carving with fin p. 266
rattle decorated with killerwhale p. 267
bone carvings with killerwhale pp. 268-269
wall partition with killerwhale design p. 293

2. Keitahn, Monuments in Cedar. Illustration Chief Shakes with killerwhale blanket p. 77.

3. Niblack, Coast Indians of Southern Alaska. Illustration shaman's cloak with killerwhale p. 273.

4. Inveriarity, Art of the Northwest Coast Indians. Illustrations: Dance apron, deerskin with two killerwhales-plate 4. Headdress carved in wood with killerwhale crest-plate 80.

5. Barbeau, Totem Poles. Illustrations of killerwhale used as crest:
house posts at Klukwan p. 291
painted boards, Ketchikan p. 293

6. Keitahn, op. cit. Illustration house painting using killerwhale p. 86.

7. Ibid. Illus. Killerwhale crest used on grave p. 81.

8. Miller, Lost Heritage. Illustration Naatsilanei and Keet totem located at Klawock p. 213.

9. Keitahn, op. cit. Illustration killerwhale recognized by prominent dorsal fin p. 72.

10. Inveriarity, op. cit. Definitions of characteristics which identify Tlingit crests p. 41.

11. Worldbook Encyclopedia, Volume 11.

Killerwhale article, description including fact that killerwhales have not been known to attack swimming man or boat. p. 246

12. Paul, Spruce Root Basketry of Alaska Tlingit.

Basket weaving design of killerwhale teeth. p. 54

13. Swanton, Tlingit Myths and Texts.
Story of Naatsilanéi (p. 230)
Origin of Killerwhales (p. 25)
Wife Stolen by Killerwhales (p. 215)
Barbeau, Haida Myth
Wife Stolen by Killerwhales (p. 255-273)
Killerwhale Aids Na-ta-see (p. 301)
Corser, Totem Lore
The Kit Legend and Totem (p. 41)
Barbeau, Totem Poles. Volume I
Two versions of Killerwhale origin (pp. 290-292)
Brindze, The Totem Pole.
The Fight Over the Tallest Pole (pp. 45-46)
Martin, Nine Tales of Raven