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Canoe drawing

Image depicts a drawing and text representing plans for a canoe, possibly the Nootka canoe carved by Douglas Cranmer for the Royal Museum of British Columbia in Victoria, B. C.

Canoe label

File contains information about the Northwest Coast canoe including how they're made, their importance, and their history. There are also photocopied images of canoes from the Nuu-chah-nulth and the Kwakwaka'wakw communities.

Canoes

File contains a combination of historical and modern day images of canoes used by First Nation groups living on the Northwest Coast. The historical images contain images of village life and uses of the canoe in a historical context. The modern day images show canoes housed in various museums in Canada and the United States. The textual records contained in this file are photocopies of images of canoes, both from historical photographs and of modern day photographs.

Cape Mudge 1970 1979

File consists of slides depicting various potlatches, totem poles, as well as portraits of various people. Slides also depict some of Minn Sjolseth's paintings. Some slides are labeled with the following: "Face from a Potlatch, Kwakiutl, 1971," "Kitsequechla, 1970," "Potlatch, Kwakiutl, 1971," "Last Watch...," and "Potlatch 75."

Carving a canoe

Image depicts a partially completed canoe, filled with water outside. A carver, possibly Godfrey Hunt, is also shown.

Carving a pole

Image depicts a pole that has been partially carved. A carver, probably Doug Cranmer, uses an adze.

Carving a pole

Image depicts Doug Cranmer carving a nearly completed pole. Visible figures include Thunderbird and Bear; this may be the St. Catherines, Ontario Centennial Confederation pole, carved in 1967.

Carving a pole

Image depicts a carver, possibly Godfrey Hunt, carving on a totem pole. He is possibly using a file.

Carving a pole with a chain saw

Image depicts Douglas Cranmer in the early stages of carving a totem pole. The pole is outside. He is preparing to use a chain saw to make the early cuts to a pole. Markings are visible, showing where he will cut.

Carving a totem pole

Image depicts Douglas Cranmer in the process of carving a pole. The early cuts are made with a chain saw.

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