Item is a b&w negative of a photograph of people after log has been moved into the old UBC carving shed. 1st 3 rows of photos shows people after log has been moved into the old UBC carving shed. The textual info is in WHERE THE PEOPLE GATHER or paperback TOTEM POLE CARVING p. 40-41.) Text info for last 9 images is from pp. 42-45.
• Norman told me that “they” had to pay for moving the log to UBC’s carving shed (i.e. it came out of his contract monies). After the log was moved into the shed, the wolf clan chieftainess Mercy Robinson Thomas makes a public call for donations. As people come up and put money into a cedarbark hat, she calls out their name and amount. Andy Morrison (in army beret) helps collect and count the money. A total of $126.05 is collected. Then Chip jumps on the log and thanks everybody for their help.
• Three photos of button blanket are possibly one that Dorothy Grant was making—three images that follow may be her and Doreen Jensen (Gitksan carver) on the right. I don’t remember who they are talking to.
• Last 9 images are the next day. The first 4 show Harry Martin cleaning out a damaged section at the top of the pole that will have to be plugged. Last strip shows Wayne and Isaac working to finish up rounding the log so Norman can begin drawing. Small child watching is my son Luke Powell. Last two images are the guys inserting the plug.
Geographic Location: all photos at area around the old UBC Carving Shed