1. More than a century old, this Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw feast dish depicts a killer whale with a human head and a second human head within its dorsal fin. The human is Siwidi, a mythic hero who travels undersea in a canoe that transforms into a killer whale.

    See it in Whales: Giants of the Deep

    © AMNH/D. Finnin

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