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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.

Zuni men making shell necklaces

Photograph depicts two Zuni (A:shiwi) men identified as Dick and his brother-in-law making shell necklaces. A note on the back of the photograph describes how Dick is using a Zuni drill and his brother-in-law is rubbing down the rough edges of the shell beads on a flat stone.

Moencofore

Photograph of two Hopi women (whom Maude identifies using the outdated term Moki) weaving a manta.

Woman weaving

Photograph depicts a woman weaving at a loom taken somewhere in the American Southwest, likely in Arizona.

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.

Painted sheet at Alert Bay event (?)

Photograph of a painted sheet and small portion of a painted board that are displayed in a field in Alert Bay, BC. Based on the content of related images in this file, this photograph was likely taken at an outdoor event and/or salmon barbecue.

Painted sheet at Alert Bay event (?)

Photograph of a painted sheet and small portion of a painted board that are displayed in a field in Alert Bay, BC. Based on the content of related images in this file, this photograph was likely taken at an outdoor event and/or salmon barbecue.

Two men in ceremonial dress, Alert Bay

Portrait of two men in ceremonial dress, one of whom is holding a carved and painted stick. The men are standing in front of a painted board and sheet, in a filed in Alert Bay, BC. Based on the content of related images in this file, this photograph was likely taken at an outdoor event and/or salmon barbecue.

Killer Whale Arch at the entrance to Kwatiutl Indian Cemetery

View of the Killer Whale Arch located at the entrance to the Kwatiul Indian Cemetery. This arch is a memorial to a boy lost at sea. Located at Alert Bay, British Columbia, this photo is attributed to Eric J. Cooke, Camp "N," Beaver Cove, B. C. Several crosses and memorial totem poles are visible behind this archway. See also item a033261 which includes this same carving.

Killer Whale Arch

View of the Killer Whale Arch located at the entrance to the Nimpkish Band Indian Cemetery. This arch is a memorial to a boy lost at sea. Located at Alert Bay, British Columbia, See also item a033244 of this same carved arch.

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.

Eagle bas relief

Image depicts a side view of the top of a carving featuring an eagle. Photo appears to have been taken inside and another piece of art appears to the left side of the photo. Views of this carving can be seen in items a034483 - a034486.

Partially painted carving

Image depicts a side view of the top of a partially painted carving featuring what may be a Thunderbird. Views of this carving can be seen in items a034483 - a034486.

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