1990s Raven rattle carved by Sam Shaughnessy of Alert Bay (Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada). Purchased in Vancouver 1999. Alert Bay, is the bay of a small island of 556 people (Cormorant Is.) Northeast of Vancouver Island. Sam is a member of the Kwakwa̱ka̱'wakw (once called the Kwakiutl), which is one of the Kwakwala-speaking nations. The Raven is very important in Kwakwa̱ka̱'wakw mythology and is well known as a trickster.