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Tsilhqot'in/Secwepemc/Stl'al'lmx/Nlaka'pamux

The majority of the file contains historical images of the Tsilhqot'in, Secwepemc, Stl'al'lmx, and the Nlaka'pamux peoples. The photographs depict village life, including images of building structures in the BC interior, fish processing techniques such as fish drying, and carvings such as mortuary poles. Some of the images also depict First Nations people, some in regalia. The other images are official photographs taken by various museums in Canadian and American museums of Tsilhqot'in, Secwepemc, Stl'al'lmx, or Nlaka'pamux artifacts. The textual records contained in this file consist of a photocopy of a magazine article titled "Upstairs, downstairs: the early years," written by Heather Pringle, and published in the June 1996 (Volume 111, number 5) edition of the magazine <i>Saturday Night</i>

Killer Whale arch, Alert Bay 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. Several crosses and memorial totem poles are visible behind this archway.

Alert Bay totem poles

Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) Memorial Totem Poles, on Namgis Burial Grounds, Alert Bay, Cormorant Island, BC, British Columbia, Canada -Front Totem Pole: Kolus sits atop Cedar Man, above Sun Figure and Killer Whale. A cross and two buildings are visible image left of the totem poles.

Row of totem poles

View of several totem poles in Nimpkish Band Cemetery. Totem on the far right of image is a memorial to Billie Moon, carved by Willie Seaweed and Joe Seaweed in 1931. The pole second from the right, carved by Doug Crammer, Richard Hunt, Bruce Alfred, Donna Ambers, Fish Ambers, and Richer Sumner, is a memorial to Dan Crammer.

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.

Island Moments

Image depicts four totem poles standing in a cleared area. A structure is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The totem on the image's far left appears to be a pole carved by Tony Hunt (with Calvin Hunt, John Livingston, and Peter Knox), located in the Nimpkish Band Cemetery at Alert Bay.

Kwakiutl Totem

Kwakiutl "Wild Woman" totem pole. Photo by E. J. Cooke; published by J. Barnard Photographer, LTD, Victoria B. C. This pole, located in the Nimpkish Band Cemetery, is a memorial to Billie Moon. It was carved in 1931 by Willie Seaweed and his son Joe. It depicts a Thunderbird grasping the head of the giantess Dzoonokwa. See also items a033236, a033242, and a033260 which also depict this pole.

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.

Kwakiutl Totem Pole

View of a Kwakiutl totem pole on Alert Bay, Cormorant Island, British Columbia. Pole appears to be standing in a cemetery. A cross marked Charles Smith is visible. This pole features a bird (possibly a raven) atop several other animals.

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