Image of the entrance to a cave with two people standing past the entrance. Handwritten annotation on back "This is when I went to see the Cave, the Nawalakwaeiy in 1994." Item was originally numbered by creator with number 107.
Image of five women standing with funeral wreaths. Handwritten annotation on back "Margaret Alfred funeral (Moses Alfred's mother Qacugow). (L) Emma Mrs Ben, Kitty Daisy, Axuw, Beans Alfred (Nuladiy), Beand Roberts." Item was originally numbered by creator with number 108.
Image of six people standing around a table with records on it. One of them is holding a microphone. More people on the background. Handwritten annotation on back "Bella Coola Treaty 1987" Item was originally numbered by creator with number 110.
Image is a close up photograph of four people standing around a table. One of them is holding a microphone. More people on the background. Handwritten annotation on back "Bella Coola Treaty with Qwiqwasutinuxca. (L) Bella Coola: Laurance Maru, Puglas Hall. James Sewid, Al Speck, Alvin Alfred, George Speck" Item was originally numbered by creator with number 111.
Image of two young men. One sitting down and one standing. Photograph taken in a professional studio. Handwritten annotation on back "James Sewid (R) Artur Alfred (L)" Item was originally numbered by creator with number 117.
Image of nine people along a table. One of them, Agnes Alfred, is blowing the candles from her birthday cake. There is a part of a poster in the back that reads "Granny Axu." Handwritten annotation on back "(L) Alvin, Axuw, Libby, Lina, Phillip" Item was originally numbered by creator with number 120.
Collection illustrates the gathering of information and writing of the book “Paddling to Where I Stand.” Collection includes interviews to Agnes Alfred conducted by Martine J. Reid and Daisy Sewid-Smith between 1979 and 1985. Interviews are documented as audio and video recordings and their written transcriptions. Collection includes other materials gathered by Martine J. Reid and Daisy Sewid-Smith for the edition and publication of the book. Collection also contains the manuscripts and draft for the book; correspondence between Martine J. Reid, Daisy Sewid-Smith and other people; eulogies and funeral pamphlets; Agnes Alfred’s family information; historical notes; and miscellanea. Collection includes photographic materials with photographs included in the book and additional photographs gathered by Martine J. Reid and Daisy Sewid-Smith during their research. Collection includes portraits of Agnes Alfred’s parents.
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.
Image of two young Musqueam boys kneeling down at the edge of the Fraser River. The boys are facing away from the camera. A different image of the same scene is printed on page 59 of Carter's book "Abundant Rivers."
File includes photos taken at a Eulachon camp along the Kemano River. Subjects include: the process of building the camp, making the eulachon oil, seagulls and sea lions feeding on eulachons, and boats fishing for eulachon.