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Ehattesaht Van Isle

Image looking across the Nootka Sound, with small islands and mountains in the background.

Anthony Carter

Ehattesaht Van Isle

Image looking across the Nootka Sound, with small islands and mountains in the background.

Anthony Carter

Jimmie John & carvings

Portrait of Jimmie John with one of his carvings. A similar image is pictured on page 97 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Jimmie John, one of the best of the Nootka carvers, shown here displaying a piece of his work, a replica of the famous Chief Maquinna mask."

Anthony Carter

Jimmie John & carvings

Portrait of Jimmie John with two of his carvings. A similar image is pictured on page 97 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Jimmie John, one of the best of the Nootka carvers, shown here displaying a piece of his work, a replica of the famous Chief Maquinna mask."

Anthony Carter

Jimmie John (92 yrs), Cecilia John (83 yrs), Last of Jimmie's carvings

Portrait of Jimmie John with one of his carvings. A similar image is pictured on page 97 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Jimmie John, one of the best of the Nootka carvers, shown here displaying a piece of his work, a replica of the famous Chief Maquinna mask."

Anthony Carter

Jimmie John

Portrait of Jimmie John with one of his carvings. A similar image is pictured on page 97 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Jimmie John, one of the best of the Nootka carvers, shown here displaying a piece of his work, a replica of the famous Chief Maquinna mask."

Anthony Carter

House posts and beam, Quatsino, BC

Image of the houseposts and beam of what once was a longhouse in Quatsino, BC, on the north end of Vancouver Island. These posts appear to be the same as posts now houses at the Museum of Anthropology (museum item number A50009 a-c). The poles are described on the museum's webiste: "Two upright posts and crossbeam that were part of a large interior house frame (also see records d-f and g-h). The uprights depict sea lions carved in high relief and painted (parts a-b). Their heads are equal size to their bodies. Both part a and b have an eagle in profile within the sea lions front flippers. Part a has a top portion of a face painted on the back of its head that is part of a sisiutl that runs down the seal lions back and into its hind flipper with a serpent's head in each. The cross-beam (part c) is painted and carved as a supernatural double-headed sea lion. All parts are painted black and white with Northwest Coast stylized forms... The Klix'ken (sea lion) House was commissioned by Tza'kyius around 1906, and was the last old style house erected in Xwatis. The beams and figures stood as part of a house frame, and acted as structural supports. Figures represented on house frames were supernatural beings which the family living in the house had the right, through their history and origins, to represent."

Kyuquot from the air

An image of an aerial view of the Kyuquot village. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Kyuquot from the air. You can see Walter's Island and out into the Pacific Ocean. The next Island to the right is Aktis Island, the ancestral home of the Kyuquot Band. In the early 1800's the Kyuquot Band was the largest on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. However one night in 1855 the Clayoquots, enemies to the Kyoquots, surprised the Kyuquot Village on Atkis Isl., cut off the heads of the Kyuquot warriers, took the women as slaves, and set fire to the village. Most of the village was destroyed during this, the last tribal war fought on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. A few years ago most of the Kyuquot Band left Atkis Island and moved into Walter's Cove."

Child with a Halloween mask

Image of a boy holding a handmade mask. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Leo Jack takes his Halloween mask home on the school boat"

The school boat, "Betsy"

An image of children sitting on a docked boat, other children standing and walking on the dock. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Everyone going home on the school boat/fish boat "Betsy." The boat brings the children to school at nine o'clock and takes them home at three o'clock."

The freight boat, "Patsco"

An image showing a boat docked nearby a small shed with fuel tanks and barrels standing around. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Kyuquot's freight boat "Patsco" is shown moored to the fuel wharf. Every Thursday Patsco motors up the inlet thirty miles to the nearest road to meet the freight truck. Food for the store and heavy items come in on Patsco. Can you see the fuel drums and propane tanks on the wharf?"

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