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Nautical chart of Walters Island

An image showing a sea map of Walters Island, a small blue circle at the top center indicates the approximate location of the Kyuquot village. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Kyuquot as shown on chart (A chart is a sea-map used by fishermen and boaters.) Compare the chart and the map."

Kyuquot Village

An image showing various houses near the water with people in the distance, the house on the right is built on wooden beams. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "The white building on pilings is the store and Post Office. Can you see the last dugout canoe made in Kyuquot?"

The sea plane, "Beaver"

An image showing people standing on a dock next a to a sea plane with a boat nearby. Another plane in taking off in the background. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Waiting for the afternoon scheduled flight of a "Beaver" float plane. Float planes come in twice a day (weather permitting) and bring passengers, freight, and mail."

Taking a trip to the store

An image showing women and children getting on a motor boat while other people stand on the dock. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "These girls have taken the Vincent's speed boat from the Reserve wharf to the fuel wharf. They are going to shop at the store and pick up their mail. There are no roads or cars in Kyuquot, so to be able to get around every family must have at least one boat. Many families have a row boat, a motor boat, and a fish boat. Which boat would you take to the store?"

Spearfishing for sea urchins

A close-up image of a sea urchin on a spear, a boat engine in the background. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Tuut-suup, or sea urchins, are a common food in Kyuquot, available year round. Some people eat them every day. They are different colors and sizes and are easily speared at low tide."

Spring Salmon fishing

An image from a boat's control room looking out the window. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Victor Hansen goes between two rocks on his way out of Kyuquot to fish for Spring Salmon. He goes up Kyuquot Sound."

Balancing on a log

An image of a child standing on a log in water, surrounded by rocks. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Gina Sutherland balances on a log at outside beach."

Basket Maker

An image of a woman holding a basket and a bundle of dried grass. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "In the Fall Mrs. Oscar gathers and dries grass from Rugged Point to use in making her grass and cedar baskets."

Fishing boats

An image of two fishing boat docked in the harbor, woods and mountains in the background. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Fish boats in the Fall, after a day of gill netting."

Kyuquot from the air

An image of an aerial view of the Kyuquot village. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Kyuquot from the air. You can see Walter's Island and out into the Pacific Ocean. The next Island to the right is Aktis Island, the ancestral home of the Kyuquot Band. In the early 1800's the Kyuquot Band was the largest on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. However one night in 1855 the Clayoquots, enemies to the Kyoquots, surprised the Kyuquot Village on Atkis Isl., cut off the heads of the Kyuquot warriers, took the women as slaves, and set fire to the village. Most of the village was destroyed during this, the last tribal war fought on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. A few years ago most of the Kyuquot Band left Atkis Island and moved into Walter's Cove."

The school boat, "Betsy"

An image of children sitting on a docked boat, other children standing and walking on the dock. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Everyone going home on the school boat/fish boat "Betsy." The boat brings the children to school at nine o'clock and takes them home at three o'clock."

The freight boat, "Patsco"

An image showing a boat docked nearby a small shed with fuel tanks and barrels standing around. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Kyuquot's freight boat "Patsco" is shown moored to the fuel wharf. Every Thursday Patsco motors up the inlet thirty miles to the nearest road to meet the freight truck. Food for the store and heavy items come in on Patsco. Can you see the fuel drums and propane tanks on the wharf?"

Spring Salmon fishing

An image of a man standing on a boat, wearing a red helmet, and pulling on fishing lines attached to boat equipment. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states"Victor hopes to catch enough Salmon to feed his family for a few days. In the Summer he will sell his Salmon to a fish camp."

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