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[Bill] Reid's Haida canoe photos 1984 Feb. - May

Photographs show the carving of Bill Reid's Lootaas (Loo Taas) canoe, which was carved in 1984 at MOA for Expo '86. The canoe now resides at the Haida Heritage Centre.

Note that accompanied photographs: "These are not Hilary Stewart photos - whose?" It is not clear who wrote this note. The negatives are in file 02 of this series.

Joy Carlin fonds

  • 131
  • Fonds
  • February 1987

The fonds consists of photographs documenting the welcome ceremony that occurred in February 1987 for the canoe project by Nisga’a carver Norman Tait. The Museum of Anthropology appears in the background of multiple pictures in which spectators can be seen gathered for the 1st cut ceremony of the canoe log. Norman The event included speeches as well as ceremonies and performances by Norman Tait and his close relatives. Joe David, Reva Robinson, and Bill Reid are among the other notable individuals that appear in these images.

Agnes Alfred and Daisy Sewid-Smith at Jimmy Sewid's house

Conversation between Agnes Alfred and her granddaughter Daisy Sewid-Smith., recorded by Martine Reid at Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sewid's house, Campbell River on February 18, 1975.
Side 1: Agnes Alfred ad Daisy discuss the 1921 "illegal" potlatch at Village Island followed by the arrest of many participants, including herself and her husband.
Side 2: Regular and larger canoes, Agnes' may names and the origins of the names, where she was born, her houses, menstruation, pregnancy, having children, reincarnation, aristocracy, etc.

Martine J. Reid

Nuu-chah-nulth Photograph collection

  • 146
  • Collection
  • [192-?]

The collection consists of eight photographs likely taken in the Nuu-chah-nulth community in the 1920's. Some of the photographs may have been taken by Catherine, the daughter of an early Indian Agent named Augustus Cox. They include a number of images that appear to be a Samiilth or Saatlsaach ceremony, with K'aanaatla mimicking wolves. Some of these images are taken near a seaside village, which shows various types of structures and canoes. Other images taken on a beach show canoe runs, as well as two images of individuals in robes and headdresses. Another image shows a detailed view of two headdresses. There are also images of what seem to be preparations for a parade, with individuals dressed in costumes and decorated motorcars nearby.

View of lake and mountains

View from the shore of lake with mountains in the distance. Four canoes are visible on the lake; several people can be seen walking on image left and lower center.

Fred Ryckman

View of lake and mountains, version two

View from the shore of lake with mountains in the distance. Several canoes are visible on the lake; three people can be seen walking toward the lake in the lower centre of the print.

Fred Ryckman

Miscellaneous North Coast images

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.

Anthony Carter

Dan George, canoe building

Image of a Chief Dan George carving a canoe. He appears to be working on hollowing out the inside if the canoe. The basic shape of the canoe has been made, but no finishing details are visible.

Anthony Carter

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