Image of children, three adults, and two dogs with canoes on a beach. Just beyond the beach, a number of cars are parked, some holding canoes, with more people. A police officer is standing on the road. A similar image of this same scene is printed on page 65 of Carter's book "Abundant Rivers," with the caption: "The canoes of these two ancient races rest on the sandy shore of an historic river, the mighty Stalo, as children of the new world share a common happiness, unaware that history lies just beneath the sand at their feet."
The collection consists of eight photographs likely taken in the Nuu-chah-nulth community in the 1920's. Some of the photographs may have been taken by Catherine, the daughter of an early Indian Agent named Augustus Cox. They include a number of images that appear to be a Samiilth or Saatlsaach ceremony, with K'aanaatla mimicking wolves. Some of these images are taken near a seaside village, which shows various types of structures and canoes. Other images taken on a beach show canoe runs, as well as two images of individuals in robes and headdresses. Another image shows a detailed view of two headdresses. There are also images of what seem to be preparations for a parade, with individuals dressed in costumes and decorated motorcars nearby.
The fonds consists of photographs documenting the welcome ceremony that occurred in February 1987 for the canoe project by Nisga’a carver Norman Tait. The Museum of Anthropology appears in the background of multiple pictures in which spectators can be seen gathered for the 1st cut ceremony of the canoe log. Norman The event included speeches as well as ceremonies and performances by Norman Tait and his close relatives. Joe David, Reva Robinson, and Bill Reid are among the other notable individuals that appear in these images.
Conversation between Agnes Alfred and her granddaughter Daisy Sewid-Smith., recorded by Martine Reid at Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sewid's house, Campbell River on February 18, 1975. Side 1: Agnes Alfred ad Daisy discuss the 1921 "illegal" potlatch at Village Island followed by the arrest of many participants, including herself and her husband. Side 2: Regular and larger canoes, Agnes' may names and the origins of the names, where she was born, her houses, menstruation, pregnancy, having children, reincarnation, aristocracy, etc.
Item is an image of a group posing by a totem pole and in front of a building. A ship is visible in the background. According to annotations, photograph was taken in Lax-Kw'alaams (previously known as Port Simpson and Fort Simpson) by the Fire Hall and the ship in the background is the Islander.
Item is an image of a river. There are three people standing by the shore and one person paddling in a canoe towards them. According to annotations, photograph was taken by J. Bruce at the Severn River by the first portage
Item is an image of a woman by a building. There are some buildings, poles, and canoes in the background. According to annotations, photograph was taken in G?aw (also known as Old Massett) in the Haida Gwaii archipielago