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Interview with Bill Reid about Celebration of the Raven Part 1

Item is the first of a three part sound recording of an interview with Bill Reid about the origins of his carving The Raven and the First Men, located at MOA. The interviewer is unknown. During the interview Bill Reid discusses how the sculpture was the result of a highly collaborative process involving other artists, his impression of the location of the carving in MOA, and his working relationship with Walter C. Koerner who commissioned the sculpture. He lastly discusses his representation and interpretation of the Haida legend that the carving is based on. This recording is part of Celebration of the Raven which documented the creation of the Raven and the First Men Sculpture, its relocation to the Museum of Anthropology, and the unveiling by the Prince of Wales in 1982.

Killer Whale Arch at the entrance to Kwatiutl Indian Cemetery

View of the Killer Whale Arch located at the entrance to the Kwatiul Indian Cemetery. This arch is a memorial to a boy lost at sea. Located at Alert Bay, British Columbia, this photo is attributed to Eric J. Cooke, Camp "N," Beaver Cove, B. C. Several crosses and memorial totem poles are visible behind this archway. See also item a033261 which includes this same carving.

Killer Whale Arch

View of the Killer Whale Arch located at the entrance to the Nimpkish Band Indian Cemetery. This arch is a memorial to a boy lost at sea. Located at Alert Bay, British Columbia, See also item a033244 of this same carved arch.

Eagle bas relief

Image depicts a side view of the top of a carving featuring an eagle. Photo appears to have been taken inside and another piece of art appears to the left side of the photo. Views of this carving can be seen in items a034483 - a034486.

Partially painted carving

Image depicts a side view of the top of a partially painted carving featuring what may be a Thunderbird. Views of this carving can be seen in items a034483 - a034486.

Partially painted carving

Image depicts a side view of the top of a partially painted carving featuring what may be a Thunderbird. Views of this carving can be seen in items a034483 - a034486.

Frog mask carving

Image depicts a completed mask. The figure, a frog, has a green and white face with red nose and lips with twined cedar bark for hair.

Frog mask from left side

Image depicts a side view of a completed frog mask. The head is green and black, with white used to highlight eyes and red for nose and mouth. The hair may be composed of braided cedar fibrers.

Two wood carvings

Image depicts two rectangular wooden panels carved with a variety of figures and crests. Central to both carvings is a figure with large ovoid eyes. These may be the McMichael lintels.

Two wood carvings, view two

Image depicts two rectangular wooden panels carved with a variety of figures and crests. Central to both carvings is a figure with large ovoid eyes. These may be the McMichael lintels.

Two wood carvings, view three

Image depicts two rectangular wooden panels carved with a variety of figures and crests. Central to both carvings is a figure with large ovoid eyes. This view shows the top carving littered with what looks to be sawdust. These may be the McMichael lintels.

Two wood carvings, view four

Image depicts two rectangular wooden panels carved with a variety of figures and crests. Central to both carvings is a figure with large ovoid eyes. This view shows details of the carvings' left sides. These may be the McMichael lintels.

Wood relief carving

Image depicts a wood relief carving that depicts several figures and crests. The central figure is a seated human. Notes indicate this carving may be from Bella Bella. Additional notes say, "shutter 15 aperature 2.8"

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