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Isaac positions the cable

Image is of Isaac standing on top of canoe log as he positions the cable for removal. Crane machinery can be seen in foreground.

Joe David prepares to start his chant to welcome log

Image is of Isaac, Rob't, Mercy, Norman, and Joe David standing in front of canoe log during welcome ceremony. Joe David faces the log and prepares to begin his ceremonial chant. Mercy and Norman are speaking to one another.

Les Baker for Tait mask

File consists of images of Les Baker, seen from a number of different angles, taken in preparation for Tait mask.

Loading log on truck

Image is of two machines lowering raised log to truck bed. An unidentified person watches the process. North Vancouver mountains can be seen in the distance.

Lowering dunnage to a working position

Image is of crane lowering dunnage to a working position behind truck with canoe log. Ron stands off to the side, watching the process. Museum exterior, totem poles and longhouse are in the background.

Mercy - blessing log

Image is of Mercy blessing the canoe log with her hand. Norman and Sadie & Josiah stand on either side. Norman and Josiah face the crowd.

Mercy makes first cut

Image is of Mercy using adze to make first cut. Norman stands next to her and looks in direction of camera lens. Sadie and Josiah watch from the side.

Model and tools in Mortuary House ready to cut & steam

Image is of a model canoe and several small carving tools resting on a table inside the Mortuary House. Debris and scraps cover the floor surrounding the table. A shovel, broom, light, and table with various objects are in the background.

Norman Tait [with] tools, model [and] diagrams

Image is of Norman inside the Mortuary house, selecting a carving tool from table with model canoe. The model canoe rests on the table, face down. A diagram depicting model canoe and measurements rests against the wall in image background.

Norman prepares for squirrel dance on log

Image is of Norman walking around side of carving hut towards canoe log where he will perform his squirrel dance. Rob't and Sadie Tait are in the background, near doorway to carving hut.

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