File contains historical images of Nuu-chah-nulth villages and peoples. There is a focus on totem poles and canoes. There are also photographs of a pole raising ceremony to commemorate the visit of Governor General Willingdon who came to Tofino/Ucluelet in the 1920s. There are images of James Rush, Chief Miste Laabats Hamtsiid, and Chief Joseph John, dressed in Nuu-chah-nulth regalia.
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.
Image taken at a pole raising ceremony in Masset. The pole was carved by Robert Davidson, Jr. This image is a portrait of a man wearing what appears to be a ceremonial headdress. The man is not identified, but it is likely Chief Weah (Willie Mathews).
Image of a totem pole near a graveyard. This image is printed on page 26 of Carter's book "from History's Locker," with the caption: "View from the graveyard at Alert Bay looking across Johnston straits toward Vancouver Island."