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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.

Making Christmas cards

An image of a child sitting at a table, cutting a pieces of paper, craft supplies on the table. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Lavigne Jack makes Christmas cards."

Going Deer Hunting

An image showing three people sitting in boat, one of them rowing. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Danny and Jimmy Short and a friend go deer hunting. Do they expect rain?"

Spearfishing for sea urchins

An image showing a person on a boat on an open ocean, mountains covered by clouds in the distance. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Kelly and Mary-Lou head out to some rocks to spear tuut-suup.

Spearfishing for sea urchins

An image of two people on the motor boat near rocks, one is holding a paddle and the other a spear. Mountains covered by clouds in the distance. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Mary-Lou steadies the boat while Kelly looks for a tuut-suup to spear."

Sea urchin catch

A close-up image of a person holding an open sea urchin. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Mary-Lou has taken oar, cracked open a tuut-suup, and is eating the insides. Tuut-suup is eaten raw."

Eating a sea urchin

An image showing a person eating. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Mary-Lou looks like she is enjoying the tuut-suup [sea urchin]!"

Spring Salmon fishing

An image of a man standing on a boat, holding a fish. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Victor throws the salmon into the fish box with the others he has already caught. Can you see Victor's little boy, Keven?"

Smoked salmon

A close-up image of a plate with cut up pieces of smoked salmon. A whole smoked fish next to the plate with a child's hand holding a piece of the meat. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Virginia Jules holds dry smoked salmon. On the plate is delicious canned smoked salmon. Salmon is also canned fresh."

Different types of clams

A close-up image of a person's hands holding different type of clam shells. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Lavigne shows us some of the different types of clams he has dug. Can you see a cockle, a little neck, and a butter clam?"

Clam Chowder recipe

An image of a handwritten Clam Chowder soup recipe. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "'Clam Chowder' by Wayne Vincent".

Preparing Clam Chowder

A close-up image of a person removing clams from shells. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Preparing the chowder. Gina cuts open and cleans the clams."

Swimming in the Summer

An image of children sitting on an inflatable pool tube, a child standing on a dock and leaning onto a motor boat in the background. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Swimming in the Summer".

A bone game, "La-hal"

An image of two men sitting and chanting while one man beats a drum, other people stand by. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states that three men "... play La-hal. One man beats the drum while other two chant and hide the bones from their opponents. (You can learn to play La-hal from the enclosed sheet.)"

Beach Combing

An image of people wading in the water on a beach. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Beach Combing near the Western entrance."

Creating a Beaded Necklace

A close-up image of a person's hands creating a beaded necklace using bead loom. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Lucy Vincent makes a beaded necklace on her handmade bead loom."

Ceremonial Mask

An close-up image of a person holding a wooden ceremonial mask. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "A very old ceremonial mask used at potlatches."

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