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photograph of current display in the Grand Vestibule

A display highlighting the interaction between the monarchy and the wider world

RG Jackson (active 1971)

Totem pole 1971

RCIN 69676

Grand Vestibule, Windsor Castle

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This carving is by Robert Jackson, a member of the Fireweed Clan of the Gitxsan cultural group, who works in the Skeena River area of British Columbia. Jackson’s Gitxsan name is Nagwa. Born in 1948, Jackson taught himself to carve by copying early examples of Gitxsan art and through study at the Kitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Art.

This totem pole was presented to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh by the citizens of Prince Rupert during his visit to British Columbia in May 1971. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were attending celebrations to mark the centenary of British Columbia’s entry into Canadian federation.