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Haida singing Reel No. 2

Item is an audio recording of Mrs. Susan Williams and Mr. Henry Young singing Haida songs, with drum accompaniment. An unidentified speaker introduces each song in English. The recording took place in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.

Haida singing Reel No. 1

Item is an audio recording of Mrs. Susan Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jones and Mr. Henry Young singing Haida songs, with drum accompaniment. The recording took place in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.

Interview with Haida Elder Percy Brown

Item is an audio recording of an interview with Percy Brown, a Haida Elder and well-known singer, about birds, animals, fish, whaling and trapping terminology on Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. He is interviewed by two unidentified women. In the first half of the recording, he is asked questions about local birds, for example, partridges, puffins and sea gull, in order to determine Haida names for the birds and to determine if the birds are native to Haida Gwaii. He is asked similar questions about various types of vegetation, for example, plant roots. He also provides information about historic uses of trading and trapping in Haida Gwaii. Percy Brown is featured in the 1979 LP Songs from Masset, referenced in the publication Northern Haida Songs by John Enrico and Wendy Bross Stuart which is available in the MOA Reading Room, call number 12.7c HAI ENR.

Songs by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Louis of Kitimat Part 1

Item is the first of three sound recordings made by Dr. Ida Halpern that feature Mr. and Mrs. Fred Louis of Kitimat, British Columbia singing Nuu-chah-nulth songs, along with drum accompaniment. Fred Louis introduces each song. There is some use of the Haisla language in the content descriptions written on the reel container.

Songs by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Louis of Kitimat Part 2

Item is the second of three sound recordings made by Dr. Ida Halpern that feature Mr. and Ms. Fred Louis of Kitimat, British Columbia singing Nuu-chah-nulth songs, along with drum accompaniment. Fred Louis introduces each song. There is some use of the Haisla language in the content descriptions written on the reel container. This recording was possibly made by Dr. Ida Halpern.

Coast and People on Canoe

Item is an image of a coast with one person by the water and five people in a canoe. There is a village on the background. According to annotations, photograph was taken in Hazelton by Mr. Vowel (?)

Bridge, Skeena? River

Item is an image of a bridge over a river. According to annotations, the bridge was made by the indigenous peoples in the area and the location may be the Skeena River.

Woman by a Building in G?aw

Item is an image of a woman by a building. There are some buildings, poles, and canoes in the background. According to annotations, photograph was taken in G?aw (also known as Old Massett) in the Haida Gwaii archipielago

People in G?aw

Item is an image of a group of people by a building and a totem pole, other buildings and poles visible in the background. According to annotations, photograph was taken in G?aw (also known as Old Massett) in the Haida Gwaii archipielago

Group on Hudson's Bay Company Residence Lax-Kw'alaams

Item is an image of a group of six people on a porch. According to annotations, photograph was taken at the Hudson's Bay Company Residence in Lax-Kw'alaams (previously known as Port Simpson and Fort Simpson). People in the photograph are identified in annotations.

Gardner's Inlet

Item is an image of a coast. According to annotations, photograph was taken in Gardner's Inlet/Canal.

Unidentified Island

Item is an image of landscape with an island in the foreground and more land in the background.

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