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Nawalakwaeiy in 1994

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.

Daisy May Sewid-Smith

How to Write in Kwakwala

Item is an audio cassette tape with no date and the annotation "How to write Kwakiutl" and "Copie" on both sides.
Item was numbered by creator with roman number I.

Daisy May Sewid-Smith

Margaret Alfred Funeral

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.

Campbell River: Daisy Smith and Agnes Alfred

Item is a recording of Daisy Sewid-Smith and Sgnes Alfred. Item was recorded by Daisy Sewid-Smith at Campbell River, prior to Martine Reid involvement. Item was translated by Daisy Sewid-Smith in 1979.
Item includes four cassette tapes with Agnes Alfred and Dorothy Hawkins talking about love songs; the Hamatsa mask song; permission to use the chant of the Nimpkish, of the Kwakiutl; and their life story.
Item was numbered by creator with roman number II.

Daisy May Sewid-Smith

Bella Coola Treaty

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. Ernest Willie, Peter Smith, Al Speck, Alvin Alfred, George Speck, Alec Smith"
Item was originally numbered by creator with number 109.

Martine J. Reid

Capmbell River, Agnes Alfred and Dorothy Hawkins

Item is a recording of Agnes Alfred and Dorothy Hawkins. Item was recorded by Daisy Sewid-Smith at Campbell River, prior to Martine Reid involvement. Item was translated by Daisy Sewid-Smith in 1979.
Item includes four cassette tapes with Agnes Alfred and Dorothy Hawkins talking about love songs; the Hamatsa mask song; permission to use the chant of the Nimpkish, of the Kwakiutl; and their life story.
Item was numbered by creator with roman number II.

Agnes Alfred

Bella Coola Treaty

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.

Martine J. Reid

Kitty (Cathy) Ferry: Fish Taxonomy

Kitty (Cathy) Ferry talks about fish taxonomy with Martine de Widerspach-Thor (Reid) in English and Kwakwala. Recorded at Mrs. Kitty Ferry's house in Vancouver. Item was labelled as tape number III.

Martine J. Reid

Bella Coola Treaty with Qwigwasutinuxca

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.

Martine J. Reid

Mrs. Agnes Cranmer: Beliefs and Myths Pertaining to the Aquatic World

Item includes two audio cassette tapes with recordings of Mrs. Agnes Cranmer.
Tape a: Mrs. Agnes Cranmer: Beliefs and Myths pertaining to the aquatic world.

  • Side 1: 1- Max'enox. 2- Wawalis, 3- Xuyim
  • Side 2: 4- Migwat

Tape b: Mrs. Agnes Cranmer: Beliefs and Myths pertaining to the aquatic world.

  • Side 1: 1- Max'enox. 2- Wawalis, 3- Xuyim
  • Side 2: 4- Migwat

Recorded by Martine de Widerspach-Thor (Reid) at the house of Mrs. Agnes Cranmer in Alert Bay.

Martine J. Reid

Bella Coola Treaty

Image of five people stading by 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. Paul Willie, Al Speck, Alvin Alfred, George Speck, Alec Smith"
Item was originally numbered by creator with number 112.

Martine J. Reid

Axu

Image of Agnes Alfred standing by a chair. Photograph taken in a professional studio.
Handwritten annotation on back "Axu"
Item was originally numbered by creator with number 113.

Signing the Bella Coola Treaty

Image of one person signing a paper. More people on the background.
Handwritten annotation on back "Signing the Bella Coola Treaty Jun. 1987"
Item was originally numbered by creator with number 114.

Martine J. Reid

Chief Jim King

Chief Jim King. Recorded by Martine de Widerspach-Thor (Reid) at Mrs. Agnes Cranmer's house, at Alert Bay.
Side 1: Word list, copper, mask, colour, etc.
Side 2: Bacbakwalanuxsiwae

Martine J. Reid

Daisy, Axuw, Flora, and Emma

Image of four women sitting in a kitchen.One of them is knitting, one of them is speaking on a telephone. In close up the hands and arms of a fifth person are visible.
Handwritten annotation on back "(L) Daisy Smith, Axuw, Flora Sewid, Emma Beans, Jun. 1987"
Item was originally numbered by creator with number 115.

Martine J. Reid

Moses Alfred and Harry Mountain

Image of two young men. One sitting down and one standing. Photograph taken in a professional studio.
Handwritten annotation on back "Moses Alfred (L) Harry Mountain (R)"
Item was originally numbered by creator with number 116.

Book 6, tape 1: Learning Kwak'wala Series, Saying Everyday Things

Item consists of a recording of the Learning Kwak’wala book 6: Saying Everyday Things, and it features Agnes Cranmer, Margaret Cook, and Jay Powell engaging in vocabulary and grammar exercises in the workbook, Jay Powell asks the questions in English and Agnes Cranmer and Margaret Cook give the response in Kwak’wala; Side A: pages 6-15, covers how someone is and what they are doing,; Side B: pages 16-26, covers how someone is and what they are doing, the future tense, and the past tense. Recorded on both sides.

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