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House of Chief Albert Harry

Item is a photograph showing the family and relatives of Chief Albert Harry. From left to right: Kitty Harry, Albert Harry, Ned Wesley, Thomas Hailhemas and Mary Johnson-Walkus.

C. MacKay

Town at the head of the inlet

Item is a series of two photographs showing the rooftops of houses and a totem pole in the foreground. The pole is known as the Nispiq Pole. It belonged to Chief Simon Walkus, Sr. and tells of the origins of the Wuikinuxv people.

C. MacKay

Lecture by Dr. Peter Macnair Part 1

Item is an audio recording of the first of a two-part lecture by Canadian anthropologist Dr. Peter Macnair about Haida and Kwakiutl art. The recording is Lecture #3 in the University of British Columbia's Center for Continuing Education Lecture Series on Traditions of North West Coast Indian Culture.

Lecture by Dr. Marjorie Halpin Part 1

Item is an audio recording of the first of a two-part lecture by anthropologist Dr. Marjorie Halpin on the subject of Tsimshian artwork. The recording is Lecture #4 in the University of British Columbia's Center for Continuing Education Lecture Series on Traditions of North West Coast Indian Culture.

Lecture by Dr. Marjorie Halpin Part 2

Item is an audio recording of the second of a two-part lecture by anthropologist Dr. Marjorie Halpin on the subject of Tsimshian artwork. The recording is Lecture #7 in the University of British Columbia's Center for Continuing Education Lecture Series on Traditions of North West Coast Indian Culture.

Lecture by Dr. Peter Macnair Part 2

Item is an audio recording of the second of a two-part lecture by Canadian anthropologist Dr. Peter Macnair about Haida and Kwakiutl art. The recording is Lecture #6 in the University of British Columbia's Center for Continuing Education Lecture Series on Traditions of North West Coast Indian Culture.

Lecture by Haida artist Bill Reid

Item is an audio recording of a lecture by Haida artist Bill Reid, who discusses the transition in Northwest West Coast art from its primarily ceremonial function within First Nations society to the present day when, in his words, art is made almost exclusively for sale to the non-Indian community. The recording is Lecture #8 in the University of British Columbia's Center for Continuing Education Lecture Series on Traditions of North West Coast Indian Culture.

Lecture and song by Nuu-chah-nulth artist Joe David

Item is an audio recording of a lecture by Nuu-chah-nulth artist Joe David about traditional Nuu-chah-nulth songs. He also sings several songs in Nuu-chah-nulth to drum accompaniment. The recording was made as part of MOA’s Public Lectures series titled Thursdays at the Museum.

Audrey Hawthorn discusses the work of Mungo Martin

Item is a sound recording of Audrey Hawthorn discussing the work of Mungo Martin as he provides a carving demonstration. Mungo Martin does not speak during the recording. Audrey Hawthorn provides a brief biography of Mungo Martin, a description of his work carving the totem poles that stand at UBC’s totem park, the tools he uses, his design process and lastly describes the the intricate steps required to create Kwakiutl wood carvings.

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.

Haida singing Reel No. 2

Item is an audio recording of Mrs. Susan Williams and Mr. Henry Young singing Haida songs, with drum accompaniment. An unidentified speaker introduces each song in English. The recording took place in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.

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