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Interview with Bill Reid about Celebration of the Raven Part 1

Item is the first of a three part sound recording of an interview with Bill Reid about the origins of his carving The Raven and the First Men, located at MOA. The interviewer is unknown. During the interview Bill Reid discusses how the sculpture was the result of a highly collaborative process involving other artists, his impression of the location of the carving in MOA, and his working relationship with Walter C. Koerner who commissioned the sculpture. He lastly discusses his representation and interpretation of the Haida legend that the carving is based on. This recording is part of Celebration of the Raven which documented the creation of the Raven and the First Men Sculpture, its relocation to the Museum of Anthropology, and the unveiling by the Prince of Wales in 1982.

Women wearing pendants and belt

Image depicts several women, some wearing large pendants and one wearing a decorative belt. This is a fuller image of item a033050, which offers a close up view of the jewelry.

Girl with group of moai

Photograph depicts a group of moai monolithic sculptures carved by the Rapa Nui people on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). A young girl is visible standing on one of the moai.

Silk temple hanging

Item is a negative showing a stone building with a large wall hanging off of it. The hanging appears to have an image of a Buddha on it.

Painted mask

Image of what appears to be a mask, featured painted, carved wood, feathers, shells, and fur.

Anthony Carter

Woman weaving basket

Image of a woman weaving a basket. Different images of the same woman and scene are printed on page 112 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Basket weaving, and art that reaches its highest form among the Nootka tribe, is still very much in vogue today. Here Mrs. Wilson works with local grasses to create a beautiful little trinket basket."

Anthony Carter

Jimmie John & carvings

Portrait of Jimmie John with one of his carvings. A similar image is pictured on page 97 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Jimmie John, one of the best of the Nootka carvers, shown here displaying a piece of his work, a replica of the famous Chief Maquinna mask."

Anthony Carter

Jimmie John & carvings

Portrait of Jimmie John with one of his carvings. A similar image is pictured on page 97 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Jimmie John, one of the best of the Nootka carvers, shown here displaying a piece of his work, a replica of the famous Chief Maquinna mask."

Anthony Carter

Jimmie John & carvings

Portrait of Jimmie John with one of his carvings. A similar image is pictured on page 97 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Jimmie John, one of the best of the Nootka carvers, shown here displaying a piece of his work, a replica of the famous Chief Maquinna mask."

Anthony Carter

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