File mainly contains historical images of the Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, and Wuikinuxv First Nations. These images depict village life, architecture and house posts, and regalia. The file contains images of a group of Nuxalk who traveled to Berlin to perform there. Images that are not historical depict a ceremony happening in the Great Hall at UBC MOA, unidentified artists working on a set of drawings, and what appears to be the Acwsalcta High School in Bella Coola. Non textual records include photocopies of photographs, and photocopies of museum catalogue cards.
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.
File consists of images form the north coast and fjords of British Columbia, as well as the North Vancouver area. Subjects include fishing boats, canoe carving, canoe paddlers and races, and rock paintings.
Image of children, three adults, and two dogs with canoes on a beach. Just beyond the beach, a number of cars are parked, some holding canoes, with more people. A police officer is standing on the road. A similar image of this same scene is printed on page 65 of Carter's book "Abundant Rivers," with the caption: "The canoes of these two ancient races rest on the sandy shore of an historic river, the mighty Stalo, as children of the new world share a common happiness, unaware that history lies just beneath the sand at their feet."
Image of boats docked at this commercial marina in North Vancouver. This image is pictured on pages 46-47 of Carter's book Abundant Rivers, with the caption: "Once of well-known clam bed and fishing area for the Tsla-a-wat people, this area in now a commercial marina owned and operated by the resident North Vancouver Indians."