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Portrait of man and woman in front of horse

Woman on left and man on right stand outside in front of a horse near a shelter. Woman has a purse or similar decorative pouch attached to waist. Clothing is a mix of western and native styles.

Fred Ryckman

Fred Ryckman fonds

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  • Fonds
  • [1920-1936]

The fonds consists of records created by Ryckman during his tenure with the Department of Indian Affairs, primarily from the 1920s and 30s. The fonds includes contact sheets made as copies of photographs that remain in possession of Ryckman’s heirs. Records in the fonds take the form of notes and correspondence. Also included in records is a ledger which contains census information. The fonds also includes 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.

The fonds consists of the following files:

1-1, Ledger Book [Original & Copies], c. 1920
1-2, Photographs [Negatives & Contact Sheets], c. 1920
1-3, Articles and Correspondence [Photocopies], 1922-1936
1-4, Kootenays [Typed & Handwritten transcipts], c. 1932

Fred Ryckman

Made by

An image of a drawing by the Kyuquot Elementary School children titled "Made by F.+W. Stocks Kyuquot B.C. 1976 with the help of the people of Kyuquot."

The End

An image of a group of children standing on a boat, looking and smiling at the camera, two of them holding a sign "The End". According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "The end. We all hope you have enjoyed our filmstrip!"

Fishing boats

An image of two fishing boat docked in the harbor, woods and mountains in the background. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Fish boats in the Fall, after a day of gill netting."

Scuba Diver

An image of a man in a diver wet suit, wearing googles and oxygen tank. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Tony will untangle a roap wrapped around a fish boat propeller."

Diesel fuel for "Betsy"

An image of two men on a boat, one man wearing a red helmet pushes a barrel while the other man stands near by, yawning. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Mark Sutherland yawns as Frankie Short rolls a barrel of diesel off the Betsy. The fuel will be used to run the generator."

An Elder of Kyuquot

A close-up image of an elderly person. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states that the man stands "in front of a store."

Rainy day

A close-up image of a child in red hooded rain coat, a silhouette of an adult in the background. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Paula Finch dressed up for the rain."

The harbour seal, "Charlie"

A close-up image of a harbor seal on a wharf. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states " Meet Charlie, a harbor seal, who lives in our cove. Charlie is eleven years old now, but she was a baby when this slide was taken. She was brought into the cove by seal hunters who had killed her mother. A local family adopted and raised Charlie, feeding her with a baby bottle until she was able to catch her own food. She lives year round in the cove, suns herself on our wharfs, and plays with the local children. Sometimes she sneaks into a fish camp and helps herself to a choice salmon. Everyone in Kyuquot loves Charlie."

Basket Maker

An image of a woman holding a basket and a bundle of dried grass. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "In the Fall Mrs. Oscar gathers and dries grass from Rugged Point to use in making her grass and cedar baskets."

Raven Mask

An image of a child holding a traditional First Nation mask. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Sheila Jules operates the mouth in a decorative Raven mask hanging in her home."

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