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Kaagan

File consists of images taken at or near Slatechuck Mountain on Haida Gwaii (called Kaagan in the Haida language). This mountain, located near Queen Charlotte City, is best known as a source of argillite, a rare form of slate used in Haida art. Images in this file show individuals harvesting argillite, in addition to images of women harvesting and preparing spruce roots to weave baskets, and images of the Golden Spruce tree that formerly stood in the area.

Anthony Carter

Masset

File consists of images taken in the village of Masset on Haida Gwaii. Subjects include copper paintings, a painting of a young Haida woman, and scenery.

Anthony Carter

Missionary photographs – totem poles and artifacts

File contains cabinet cards depicting villages, people, totem poles and house posts from in and around Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), as well as Northwest Coast indigenous cultural and ceremonial objects (artifacts and curios). File includes depictions of mission buildings of Reverend Thomas Crosby.

Tanu

File consists of images from the Tanu village site in Haida Gwaii.

Anthony Carter

Yan

File consists of images of the Yan village site in Haida Gwaii.

Anthony Carter

Haines Alaska and Caspar (Ketchikan 1966)

File consists of slides depicting one of Minn Sjolseth's paintings ("Village Watch"), Sjolseth working on a painting, a slide bearing the caption "Queen Ch. Island group," and several slides captioned "Caspar at Ketchikan."

Minn Sjoselth Paintings 73-75 Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw)

File consists of slides depicting Minn Sjolseth's paintings and labeled "Longhouse Posts Totem, Village Island, BC, 1974," "Kitwanga Village, 1967," "'Intermission' Kwakiutl, 1974," "Kwakiutl Totems, Alert Bay 1971,", "Last Totem of Skidegate QCI," "Native Cariboo Child, 1973," "Final Rest 1973," "Kwakiutl Totem 1973," "Dominic Charlie, Weather Prophet, Squamish Tribe, 1972," "Wilderness Watch, 1973," and "Basket Weaver." Many of these paintings depict individuals also photographed by Anthony Carter for his book publications.

Nootka/Currie

File consists of slides depicting First Nations chiefs and elders, Carter's wife Minn Sjolseth with August Jacks, Johnny Seaweed, miscellaneous images from Mount Currie/Lil'wat First Nation, and a photograph labeled "Potlatch Masset 60s".

Canoes

File contains a combination of historical and modern day images of canoes used by First Nation groups living on the Northwest Coast. The historical images contain images of village life and uses of the canoe in a historical context. The modern day images show canoes housed in various museums in Canada and the United States. The textual records contained in this file are photocopies of images of canoes, both from historical photographs and of modern day photographs.

[Buttons - South Moresby Caravan 1986 and Protect Lyell Island]

File consists of two buttons from the efforts in 1985 efforts to protect the South Moresby islands (Gwaii Haanas) of Haida Gwaii. One button has the text: "Protect Lyell island, Haida Country." The other is from the South Moresby Caravan, 1986. Protesters efforts led to the creation of the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve.

Basil and Edythe Hartley fonds

  • 27
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1941-1944, 1983

Fonds consists of audio, video, and visual materials created by Basil and Edythe Hartley. Materials include video footage of the Haisla people, which Hartley shot while working in Kitimaat from 1941-1944, a voiceover for the footage which Hartley’s widow, Edythe McClure, created in ca. 1983, a letter, and three photographs of Kitimaat people and landscapes. The three audio cassettes all contain the same 1983 recording.

Basil Hartley

HBH Anthony Is. 1957 [slides]

File consists of photographs taken during a 1957 trip to Anthony Island, part of Haida Gwaii, to survey and/or acquire and preserve totem poles from the island. This expedition was undertaken as part of the B.C. Totem Pole Preservation Committee. This committee was set up in 1953 by members of MOA, UBC's Department of Anthropology, and the BC Provincial Museum, with support from the lumber and fishing industries. Their aim was to survey existing poles of the province, and to acquire and preserve all those not in use. H.R. MacMillan and W.C. Koerner supported the purchase and transportation of the poles which were brought to Vancouver and Victoria from coastal villages.

Members of the 1957 expedition included Wilson Duff, Michael Kew, Harry Hawthorn, John Smyly, and Bill Reid.

Harry Bertram Hawthorn

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