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File Totem poles
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This file contains images of totem poles collected for research. Some images are from the collections of other institutions.

YVR photographs

File contains images of various different pieces of Northwest Coast artwork located at YVR. These artwork pieces include: the cedar crabs from the <i>Pacific Passage</i> installation; <i>Hetux, Thunderbird, the Keeper of the Sky</i> installation; the whaling canoe from the <i>Rainbow off the Beach</i> installation; the <i>Origins of Light</i> installation; the <i>The Supernatural Worlds: The Land, The Sea, The Sky</i> installation; and the <i> Musqueam Welcoming Area</i> installation, which includes several Salish weavings.

Japan

File consists of one color negative of three totem poles and a long house in what appears to be a museum gallery.

Smithsonian

File contains catalogue records, both printed and handwritten, of Northwest Coast items housed at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian. Other textual records contains correspondence between MOA and the Smithsonian. There are images of some of the artifacts in the Smithsonian, such as totem poles and clothing displays.

Henry Green

File contains one image of a totem pole carved by Henry Green and an accompanying photocopy of a newspaper article about Henry Green and the pole he carved for Charles Hays Secondary School in Prince Rupert.

Stan Greene

File contains images of Stan Green carving outside his workshop as well as close up images of his masks. In addition is coresspondence between Stan Green and Darrin Morrison inviting Green to speak at an event.

Tsimshian

File contains images of Tsimshian artifacts housed in museums in British Columbia and in what is now known as the Canadian Museum of History. The file also contains images of Tsimshian villages along the Nass River, and historical photos of Tsimshian peoples.

Haida

File mainly contains historical images of Haida and Tlingit villages and totem poles located on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia and Alaska. There are also images of Haida and Tlingit peoples dressed in regalia. Other photos include images of Haida and Tlingit artifacts, such as bentwood boxes and carvings, housed in various museums around the world. There are also images of a modern day ceremony in front of some totem poles and long houses. The textual records include photocopies of images of totem poles and Haida and Tlingit villages.

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