About The Project - In Memory : Tar Davis (a.k.a. Tommy Davis Jr.)

About The Project | IN MEMORY


Doig River First Nation's Dedication:
This exhibit is dedicated to the memory of important Doig River elders and community members no longer living. We honour their lives by remembering and practicing what they taught us.

  • Ray Aku
  • Akully Davis Acko
  • Jack Acko
  • Albina (Abu) Acko
  • Saviour Stoney
  • Molly (Mary Acko) Apsassin
  • Charlotte Acko
  • Eskama (Mrs. Jack Acko)
  • Mary Pouce Coupe (Naachin)
  • Lena Pouce Coupe
  • Murray Attachie
  • Alice Ben Attachie
  • Dick Attachie
  • Ronald Attachie
  • Mackenzie Ben
  • Anno Davis (Daedama)
  • Francis Leg (Aki)
  • John Davis
  • Pat Davis
  • David Davis
  • Tommy Davis Sr.
  • Tar Davis (a.k.a. Tommy Davis Jr.)
  • Mary Davis Dominic (Daeda)
  • Charlie Dominic
  • Tommy Dominic
  • Darren Dominic (Chucky)
  • Chief Succona
  • George Succona
  • Sally Makadahay
  • Billy Makadahay
  • Oker
  • Alice Moccasin-Askoty
  • Albert Askoty (Mague)
  • Charlie Yahey
  • Anachuan (Bella Yahey)
  • Mary Harvey (Maeli)

Tar Davis (a.k.a. Tommy Davis Jr.)  (June 10, 1936 - 1971)

Tar Davis, 1968
Tar Davis (a.k.a. Tommy Davis Jr.). Doig River, 1968. Photo by Robin Ridington. Catalog # OSP5F31.

Tar Davis was the brother of Akully and Deda, and the son of Jebis and Anno Davis. He never married, but he was a loyal son and a strong hunter. After the passing of his mother, Anno, Tar organized one of the great Dreamers Dances that continues to be remembered by all who attended it.