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The harbour seal, "Charlie"

A close-up image of a harbor seal on a wharf. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states " Meet Charlie, a harbor seal, who lives in our cove. Charlie is eleven years old now, but she was a baby when this slide was taken. She was brought into the cove by seal hunters who had killed her mother. A local family adopted and raised Charlie, feeding her with a baby bottle until she was able to catch her own food. She lives year round in the cove, suns herself on our wharfs, and plays with the local children. Sometimes she sneaks into a fish camp and helps herself to a choice salmon. Everyone in Kyuquot loves Charlie."

An Elder of Kyuquot

A close-up image of an elderly person. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states that the man stands "in front of a store."

Diesel fuel for "Betsy"

An image of two men on a boat, one man wearing a red helmet pushes a barrel while the other man stands near by, yawning. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Mark Sutherland yawns as Frankie Short rolls a barrel of diesel off the Betsy. The fuel will be used to run the generator."

Scuba Diver

An image of a man in a diver wet suit, wearing googles and oxygen tank. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Tony will untangle a roap wrapped around a fish boat propeller."

Made by

An image of a drawing by the Kyuquot Elementary School children titled "Made by F.+W. Stocks Kyuquot B.C. 1976 with the help of the people of Kyuquot."

Harlan Smith collection

  • 87
  • Collection
  • 1919-1925, 1999

Fonds consists of photographic prints and text labels used in the “Emergence from the Shadow: First Peoples’ Photographic Perspective” exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, from October 22, 1999 to January 6, 2002. The images depict several different First Nations groups including Haida, Kimsquit, Bella Coola, Ulkatcho-Carrier, Chilcotin, Assiniboine, and Gitksan. The label text incorporates information which Smith recorded at the time of creation. It gives name and age (if known) of the sitters as well as lineage, employment, and style of dress.

Harlan Smith

Nuu-chah-nulth], Yuquot (Friendly Cove)

Image of artist Minn Sjolseth, Carter's wife, sitting on the back of a fishing vessel. Mountains are in the background. Carter provides more information about Sjolseth on page 133 of his book "From History's Locker."

Anthony Carter

Totem poles

Image of two totem poles and a wooden structure located at the foot of a hillside. These are possibly located at the Ehahsitaht Village site.

Anthony Carter

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