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Tsimshian

File contains images of Tsimshian artifacts housed in museums in British Columbia and in what is now known as the Canadian Museum of History. The file also contains images of Tsimshian villages along the Nass River, and historical photos of Tsimshian peoples.

Kwakwaka'wakw

File contains a combination of images of Kwakwaka'wakw artifacts housed in various museums and images of historical Kwakwaka'wakw villages on Vancouver Island and along the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. Artifacts include totem poles, bentwood boxes, carvings, masks, and Kwakwaka'wakw artwork such as paintings and drawings. There are historical photographs of the following villages: Gwat'sinuxw (Quatsino), Kwikwasutinuxw (Gilford Island), A'wa'etlala Village (Knight's Inlet), Mamalikala (Village Island), Wiwekalu Village of T'la'mataxw (Campbell River), Kwixa Village (Salmon River), Dunaxda'xw Village (New Vancouver), and Gwa'sala Village (Smith Inlet). The textual records include information about some of the photographs, identifying items such as the people, the villages, and/or the artifacts depicted in the photographs.

Gov. General and Mrs. Mitchner [sic] visit to Alert Bay [event in longhouse]

Photograph of an event in the Alert Bay longhouse. Though not pictured in this image, the former Canadian Governor General Roland Michener and his wife were in attendance. This image shows one end of the longhouse interior, with two thunderbird poles and additional carvings and paintings. The central fire is also visible.

Mildred Laurie

Gov. General and Mrs. Mitchner [sic] visit to Alert Bay [event in longhouse]

Photograph of dancers at an event in the Alert Bay longhouse. Though not pictured in this image, the former Canadian Governor General Roland Michener and his wife were in attendance. This image shows one end of the longhouse interior, with two thunderbird poles and additional carvings and paintings. The central fire is also visible.

Mildred Laurie

"Nass River"

Image of totem poles, canoes, and longhouses(?) in the Nass River valley of BC.

Anthony Carter

Gov. General and Mrs. Mitchner [sic] visit to Alert Bay [event in longhouse]

Photograph of dancers at an event in the Alert Bay longhouse. Though not pictured in this image, the former Canadian Governor General Roland Michener and his wife were in attendance. This image shows one end of the longhouse interior, with two thunderbird poles and additional carvings and paintings. The central fire is also visible.

Mildred Laurie

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