Collection 146 - Nuu-chah-nulth Photograph collection

Saatlsaach or Samiilth ceremony Saatlsaach or Samiilth ceremony Man driving a motorcar decorated for a parade Nuu-chah-nulth headdresses Saatlsaach or Samiilth ceremony A costumed crowd and motorcars preparing for a parade Person on beach wearing mask and robe Man on beach wearing headdress and robe

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Nuu-chah-nulth Photograph collection

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  • Graphic material

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on descriptions provided by donor and consulting historian Ron Hamilton.

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146

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  • [192-?] (Creation)

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8 photographs : b&w prints

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The photographic prints were made from negatives by Jeff Harris of Westwillow Antiques. The negatives were sold through Seahawk auctions with the new owner agreeing to Mr. Harris producing prints of the negatives to keep the images in the public domain. Mr. Harris then donated the prints to the Audrey & Harry Hawthorn Library & Archives.

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The collection consists of eight photographs likely taken in the Nuu-chah-nulth community in the 1920's. Some of the photographs may have been taken by Catherine, the daughter of an early Indian Agent named Augustus Cox. They include a number of images that appear to be a Samiilth or Saatlsaach ceremony, with K'aanaatla mimicking wolves. Some of these images are taken near a seaside village, which shows various types of structures and canoes. Other images taken on a beach show canoe runs, as well as two images of individuals in robes and headdresses. Another image shows a detailed view of two headdresses. There are also images of what seem to be preparations for a parade, with individuals dressed in costumes and decorated motorcars nearby.

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Jeff Harris of Westwillow Antiques.

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Prints have been scanned and are available digitally.

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2018-20

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Created May 9, 2019, by Stuart Hill.

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  • Box: Oversized 32