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"Nass River"

Image of totem poles, canoes, and longhouses(?) in the Nass River valley of BC.

Anthony Carter

Buildings/places

  • 30-30-01-30-01-11-a039151
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Item is a photograph of buildings and totem pole. A partial canoe appears lower left

Canoe pix

Image of a canoe full of people paddling near a shoreline. The land in the background on the other side of the water appears to have industrial structures,

Anthony Carter

Canoe pix

Image of canoe full of people paddling in a body of water on the edge of a city and or port. A few other boats are also in the water.

Anthony Carter

Canoe pix

Image of canoe full of people paddling in a body of water on the edge of a city and or port. A few other boats are also in the water.

Anthony Carter

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.

Coast and People on Canoe

Item is an image of a coast with one person by the water and five people in a canoe. There is a village on the background. According to annotations, photograph was taken in Hazelton by Mr. Vowel (?)

Dan George, canoe building

Image of Chief Dan George using a heavy logging jack to roll the rough shaped canoe over. This image is similar to the one printed on page 18 of the book Somewhere Between.

Anthony Carter

Dan George, canoe building

Image of a Chief Dan George carving a canoe. He is standing on one end of the canoe looking down it lengthwise. The basic shape of the canoe has been made, but no finishing details are visible.

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

Dan George, canoe building

Image of a canoe in the process of being carved. It is sitting in an open grassy area by a body of water. The basic shape of the canoe has been made, but no finishing details are visible.

Anthony Carter

Deserted canoe, Ehattesaht

Image of the remnants of an old wooden canoe near a shoreline, pictured on page 121 of Carter's book "From History's Locker."

Anthony Carter

General Salish

This file contains images of Coast Salish and Kwakwaka'waku artifacts. Many of the photos are official photographs taken by various museums in Canada and the United States, but others are historical photos. These artifacts include masks, rattles, carvings, fishing equipment and fish processing, canoes, and North Coast architecture, such as long houses and house posts.

Haida

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.

Heiltsuk/Nuxalk/Oweekeno

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.

Kwakwaka'wakw

File contains a combination of images of Kwakwaka'wakw artifacts housed in various museums and images of historical Kwakwaka'wakw villages on Vancouver Island and along the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. Artifacts include totem poles, bentwood boxes, carvings, masks, and Kwakwaka'wakw artwork such as paintings and drawings. There are historical photographs of the following villages: Gwat'sinuxw (Quatsino), Kwikwasutinuxw (Gilford Island), A'wa'etlala Village (Knight's Inlet), Mamalikala (Village Island), Wiwekalu Village of T'la'mataxw (Campbell River), Kwixa Village (Salmon River), Dunaxda'xw Village (New Vancouver), and Gwa'sala Village (Smith Inlet). The textual records include information about some of the photographs, identifying items such as the people, the villages, and/or the artifacts depicted in the photographs.

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