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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."

Wedding Celebration

An image, taken inside of a gymnasium hall, shows four dancers wearing traditional First Nation clothing and walking across the room, a group of people sits on the floor. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Doing the Wild Man dance in the Big Hall at a potlatch celebrating a wedding."

A bone game, "La-hal"

An image of two men sitting, one holding unidentifiable objects in his hands and another holding a drum. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states that a man "shows the other team which hand holds the unmarked bone."

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.)"

Feeding Seagulls

An image of two children and an adult feeding birds on the beach, two dogs stand nearby. Woodland and houses in far distance. According to the documentation included in the collection the description of the image states "Throwing bread crumbs to the seagulls."

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".

Balancing on a log

An image of a child standing on a log in water, surrounded by rocks. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Gina Sutherland balances on a log at outside beach."

Enjoying Clam Chowder

An image of adults and children sitting and eating at a table. According to the documentation included in the collection, the description of the image states "Everyone in the family enjoys Gina's clam chowder."

Preparing Clam Chowder

A close-up image of a cooking pot filled with clams and vegetables. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Adding the vegetables."

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."

Smoke house with salmon

A image from an inside smoke house with hanging pieces of fish on the racks. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Inside the Jules' smoke house the salmon are held apart by small cedar sticks and suspended from ceiling. The Jules' children keep the alder fires smoking for three to five days."

Digging for clams

An image of four children holding buckets filled with clam shells and a large shovel on a beach. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Val Hansen, Gina Sutherland, and Leo and Lavigne Jack show us the clams they have just dug. Several good clam beaches are within a five minute boat ride of Kyuquot. Clams are plentiful; at low tide you can rake a bucketful in a few minutes." An image of four children on a beach holding buckets filled with clams.

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."

Preparing salmon for drying

An image of woman cutting a salmon meat with a knife, a deer carcass hangs behind her. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "In the Fall women smoke and can thousands of dog salmon for the Winter. Here Sarah Harry is cutting the heads off the salmon. Do you see, hanging behind Sarah, the deer Ray Jr. shot?"

Preparing salmon for drying

A close-up image of a cooking pan filled with salmon fish heads. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states"Fish heads are boiled and eaten. (The eyes are a special treat!)"

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