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Chief's lodge and totem, Nass River, BC

Photograph depicts two men standing at base of totem pole in front of large elaborate lodge building with post reading "MINESQU". Smaller structure stands in background (elevated cache?).Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Chapt...

Chief’s headdress

Ermine-tail headdress with wooden frontlets carved with mythic animal and inlaid with abalone. Sea lion whiskers extending upwards from top of frontlet. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “W.E. Collison.” Stamped annotation on verso re...

Children at play

Seven young boys enjoying a game of tug-a-war alongside a wooden track. Track runs along a picket fence through a village. A small girl watches the fun from the sidelines and older woman carries a basket in the background. Handwritten annotation i...

Children gathered at Metlakatla Church

Several unidentified individuals can be seen on front steps of church and a group of small children in white stand in line below steps. Other community buildings are visible in background, white fence crosses foreground. Photograph depicts the fir...

Children gathered at Metlakatla Church

Several unidentified individuals can be seen on front steps of church and a group of small children in white stand in line below steps. Other community buildings are visible in background, white fence crosses foreground. Photograph depicts the fir...

Chilkat Robe and Headress

Chief’s ceremonial Chilkat robe hung for portrait; associated headress is attached to wall above it. Woven headress features the inset face of a carved wooden bird.Handwritten annotation in pen on verso: “Chief’s Dancing Robe surmounted by Dancing...

Club and knife

Wooden club carved in the image of a fish. Handle has a hole through which is strung some sort of twine. Metal knife with tapered blades at either end with a leather strip wound around its flat center grip; one blade longer than the other. Stamped...

Dagger and pouch

Double-ended, double-edged metal dagger with leather (?) strips covering the grip. Both blades are triangular-shaped with a double ridge running across the middle in line with the handle in between. One blade is longer than the other. Intricately ...

Dance at Elder's Gathering, 1983

Photograph depicts couples dancing in large room, crowd seated on chairs against wall in background. Ornaments are hung in a row from ceiling. Man dancing in centre wears traditional dress. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Elde...

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