File contains photocopies of correspondence received by Fred Ryckman and photocopies of newspaper articles relating to members of the First Nations whom Ryckman came into contact with as a result of his work as well as materials relating to Ryckman himself.
File contains Ryckman's typed notes on the history of the Kootenay people and on some Kootenay stories. File also contains 3 handwritten pages (probably by Ryckman's daughter) with what are described as 14 "creeds" of the Kootenay people, translated by a Father De Smet (?) passed by a Father Patterson to Ryckman.
A row of men in native clothing sit astride horses in the background. Two other men, also in native clothing sit on horseback in front of the others. The two are interacting with a woman in western clothing who faces away from the camera. A man in western clothing faces the camera as well.
View of a government building displaying both the Canadian and British Columbia flags. People on horseback are visible copy right; other people are visible copy left. Mountains and trees can be seen in the background.
View of two government buildings flying Canadian and British Columbia flags. Buildings are surrounded by a fence and a group of people stand on the left side of copy print. Along the right side of the copy print, individuals on horseback can be seen. Mountains and trees appear in the background.