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View between the Similkameen & Fort Shepherd in the Nehoialpity Valley no. 1

View between the Similkameen & Fort Shepherd in the Nehoialpity Valley...

Photograph shows line of trees at the edge of a forest with meadow in the foreground and mountains in the background. Title from item. Left half of panorama. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey... more

Fort Shepherd, Columbia River no. 2

Fort Shepherd, Columbia River no. 2

Photograph shows exterior view of two buildings at the Hudson Bay Co. post at Fort Shepherd, British Columbia. Title from item. Right half of panorama. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

Fort Shepherd, no. 1

Fort Shepherd, no. 1

Photograph shows exterior view of the Hudson Bay Co. post at Fort Shepherd, British Columbia.

View in the Nehoialpity Valley British Columbia no. 2

View in the Nehoialpity Valley British Columbia no. 2

Photograph shows line of trees at the edge of a forest with meadow in the foreground and mountains in the background. Title from item. Right half of panorama. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Surve... more

Victoria Harbor, Vancouver Island, taken from the church hill, 1859

Victoria Harbor, Vancouver Island, taken from the church hill, 1859

Photograph shows view of settlement of Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia; this is the third part of a six part panoramic photograph of Victoria. Title from item. Attributed to Arthur Vipond based o... more

Esquimalt, Vancouver Island, 1859

Esquimalt, Vancouver Island, 1859

Photograph shows view of settlement at Esquimalt, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the main base during the winters of 1858 and 1859 for the survey crew of the British North American Boundary Commission. Tit... more

The gold mining town of Rock Creek, British Columbia, 1860

The gold mining town of Rock Creek, British Columbia, 1860

Photograph shows a cluster of log buildings, one identified as a restaurant, of the gold mining town, Rock Creek, British Columbia, as seen from a hillside above the town, with the creek in the background. Titl... more

View on Lake Osoyoos, British Columbia, 1860

View on Lake Osoyoos, British Columbia, 1860

Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 29]. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1999:001.01

Indian encampment, Tobacco Plains, Kootenay [i.e., Kootenai] River - fish trap in the foreground, 1861

Indian encampment, Tobacco Plains, Kootenay [i.e., Kootenai] River - f...

Photograph shows tipis and fish trap at a Native encampment at Tobacco Plains on the Kootenai River in British Columbia. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1... more

Raft, Lake Linderman

Raft, Lake Linderman

Photograph shows the actress Esther Lyons inserted into a scene of a raft with photographer and author Veazie Wilson and a companion on Lake Lindeman, British Columbia. Although Lyons wrote a series of articles... more

Indians poling up the Skeena River

Indians poling up the Skeena River

Title transcribed from caption accompanying item. Forms part of: Frank and Frances Carpenter collection (Library of Congress). Gift; Mrs. W. Chapin Huntington; 1951.

A Kwakiutl canoe

A Kwakiutl canoe

Three people in canoe with sail(?), British Columbia. Edward S. Curtis Collection. Curtis no. 3339-10. Published in: The North American Indian / Edward S. Curtis. [Seattle, Wash.] : Edward S. Curtis, 1907-30, v... more

Gathering abalones--Nakoaktok

Gathering abalones--Nakoaktok

Kwakiutl woman gathering abalones, Washington. J150192 U.S. Copyright Office. Edward S. Curtis Collection. Curtis no. 3348-10. Published in: The North American Indian / Edward S. Curtis. [Seattle, Wash.] : Edwa... more

[A hazy morning--Nakoaktok]

[A hazy morning--Nakoaktok]

Nakoaktok man standing on shore(?). J150204 U.S. Copyright Office. Edward S. Curtis Collection. Curtis no. 3354-10.

The drying mummy

The drying mummy

Kwakiutl man inside board structure, curing mummy over smoke and coals of fire. J150187 U.S. Copyright Office. Edward S. Curtis Collection. Curtis no. 3364-10.

[Kwakiutl Indians in boat, British Columbia]

[Kwakiutl Indians in boat, British Columbia]

Edward S. Curtis Collection. Curtis no. 3334-10.

[The Hamatsa--Nakoaktok]

[The Hamatsa--Nakoaktok]

Half-length portrait of Nakoaktok man, facing left, wearing cedar root ceremonial loop. J150203 U.S. Copyright Office. Edward S. Curtis Collection. Curtis no. 3367-10.

The tule gatherer

The tule gatherer

Cowichan woman putting tule on boat. J150288 U.S. Copyright Office. Edward S. Curtis Collection. Curtis no. 3341-10. Published in: The North American Indian / Edward S. Curtis. [Seattle, Wash.] : Edward S. Curt... more

A chief's party--Qagyuhl

A chief's party--Qagyuhl

J150167 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. 3344-10. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congress). Published in: The North American Indian / Edward S. Curtis. [Seattle, Wash.]... more

The chief's daughter

The chief's daughter

Kwakiutl woman, full-length portrait, seated on a blanket-covered board supported by two wooden carved images representing her slaves, facing front, wearing a hat with metal(?) ornaments, very large earrings an... more

On Quamichan Lake

On Quamichan Lake

Quamichan woman paddles canoe near rushes at river's edge. J150265 U.S. Copyright Office. Curtis no. 3336-10. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congress).

Masked dancer, Cowichan

Masked dancer, Cowichan

J182514 U.S. Copyright Office. Edward S. Curtis Collection. Curtis no. 3436-12. Published in: The North American Indian / Edward S. Curtis. [Seattle, Wash.] : Edward S. Curtis, 1907-30, suppl., v. 9, pl. 326.

Yakotlus--Quatsino

Yakotlus--Quatsino

Yakotlus, Kwakiutl man, head-and-shoulders portrait, seated, facing right. J197443 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. 3535. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congress). Publ... more

The wedding party--Qagyuhl

The wedding party--Qagyuhl

Two canoes pulled ashore with wedding party, bride and groom standing on "bride's seat" in the stern, relative of the bride dances on platform in bow. J197441 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. ... more

A chief's daughter--Nakoaktok

A chief's daughter--Nakoaktok

Nakoaktok woman, half-length portrait, facing right, seated, wearing a blanket, a hat with shell ornaments, large earrings, a nose ring, and several bracelets. J197430 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Cu... more

Hamatsa--Qagyuhl

Hamatsa--Qagyuhl

Kwakiutl man, full-length portrait, standing, facing front. J197419 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from: The North American Indian. Curtis no. 3490. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congress... more

Tenaktak canoes

Tenaktak canoes

J197454 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. 3605. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congress). Published in: The North American Indian / Edward S. Curtis. [Seattle, Wash.] : ... more

Masked dancers--Qagyuhl

Masked dancers--Qagyuhl

During the winter ceremony, Kwakiutl dancers wearing masks and costumes, crouch in foreground with others behind them. The chief on the far left holds a speaker's staff. Three totem poles in background. J197470... more

[Tsawatenok girl, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Tsawatenok girl, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

J19749 U.S. Copyright Office. Edward S. Curtis Collection. Curtis no. 3567. Published in: The North American Indian / Edward S. Curtis. [Seattle, Wash.] : Edward S. Curtis, 1907-30 suppl., v. 10, oppos. p. 90.

Hamasaka in Tluwulahu costume with speaker's staff--Qagyuhl [principal chief]

Hamasaka in Tluwulahu costume with speaker's staff--Qagyuhl [principal...

Hamasaka, a Kwakiutl chief, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing front, wearing blanket ornamented with buttons, holding ceremonial staff and a shaman's rattle. J197484 U.S. Copyright Office. Title f... more

Mask of the octopus hunter--Qagyuhl

Mask of the octopus hunter--Qagyuhl

Ceremonial mask worn by a dancer portraying the hunter in Bella Bella mythology who killed the giant man-eating octopus. The dance was performed during Tluwulahu, a four day ceremony prior to the Winter Dance. ... more

Nuhlimkilaka--Koskimo

Nuhlimkilaka--Koskimo

Kwakiutl person wearing an oversize mask and hands representing a forest spirit, Nuhlimkilaka, ("bringer of confusion").

Tlahleelis--Koprino

Tlahleelis--Koprino

Tlahleelis, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left. J197438 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. 3530. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congress). Published in: The North A... more

Group of Winter Dancers--Qagyuhl

Group of Winter Dancers--Qagyuhl

Ceremonial dancers, in a circle during the Winter Dance ceremony, wearing masks and garments of fur, feathers, and other materials. J197414 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from: The North American Indian. Curtis n... more

A Tluwulahu mask--Tsawatenok

A Tluwulahu mask--Tsawatenok

Kwakiutl man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing a mask depicting a loon on top of a man's head to facilitate the loon changing into the form of a man. J197490 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from... more

A fair breeze

A fair breeze

Kwakiutl in canoes, British Columbia.

A Tluwulahu costume--Qagyuhl

A Tluwulahu costume--Qagyuhl

Woman wearing a fringed Chilkat blanket, a hamatsa neckring and mask representing deceased relative who had been a shaman. J197488 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. 3565. Forms part of: Edward ... more

Hamatsa emerging from the woods--Koskimo

Hamatsa emerging from the woods--Koskimo

Hamatsa shaman, three-quarter length portrait, seated on ground in front of tree, facing front, possessed by supernatural power after having spent several days in the woods as part of an initiation ritual. J197... more

A Tsunukwa at Kwaustums

A Tsunukwa at Kwaustums

A Dzoonokwa (or Tsunukwa) totem pole measuring over 20 feet tall, depicting a figure with hands outstretched to receive dowry from the wife's family. J197423 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from: The North America... more

Carved posts at Alert Bay

Carved posts at Alert Bay

Two totem poles in front of a wood frame house in the Nimkish village Yilis, on Cormorant Island. Totem pole depicts an eagle representing the owner's paternal crest and a grizzly bear symbolizing the maternal one.

Wedding guests

Wedding guests

Kwakiutl people in canoes, British Columbia. J197469 U.S. Copyright Office. Edward S. Curtis Collection. Curtis no. 3600. Published in: The North American Indian / Edward S. Curtis. [Seattle, Wash.] : Edward S.... more

Nuhlimahla--Qagyuhl

Nuhlimahla--Qagyuhl

Person wearing ceremonial mask of the Nuhlimahla during the during the Winter Dance ceremony. These characters impersonated fools and were noted for their devotion to filth and disorder. J197426 U.S. Copyright... more

Pgwis--Qagyuhl

Pgwis--Qagyuhl

Kwakiutl person wearing mask of mythical creature Pgwis (man of the sea). J197418 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. 3494. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congress). Publi... more

Nane--Qagyuhl

Nane--Qagyuhl

Man dressed in a full-body bear costume. The bear had the duty of guarding the dance house.

Tsunukwalahl--Qagyuhl

Tsunukwalahl--Qagyuhl

Person wearing Mask of Tsunukwalahl, a mythical being, used during the Winter Dance.

Mamalelekala chief's mortuary house

Mamalelekala chief's mortuary house

J197404 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. 3568. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congress). Published in: The North American Indian / Edward S. Curtis. [Seattle, Wash.] : ... more

Naemahlpunkuma--Hahuamis

Naemahlpunkuma--Hahuamis

Naemahlpunkuma, a Hahuamis man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing a nose ornament that covers his mouth. J197466 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. 3593. Forms part of: Edward S... more

[Kotsuis and Hohhug--Nakoaktok, wearing ceremonial dress, with long beaks, on their haunches, dancing(?)]

[Kotsuis and Hohhug--Nakoaktok, wearing ceremonial dress, with long be...

J197403 U.S. Copyright Office. Edward S. Curtis Collection. Curtis no. 3546. Published in: The North American Indian / Edward S. Curtis. [Seattle, Wash.] : Edward S. Curtis, 1907-30 suppl., v. 10, p. 336.

Paqusilahl--Qagyuhl

Paqusilahl--Qagyuhl

Dancer representing Paqusilahl ("man of the ground embodiment"), wearing a mask and shirt covered with hemlock boughs, representing paqus, a wild man of the woods. J197489 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item... more

An incident of the Winter Dance--Nakoaktok

An incident of the Winter Dance--Nakoaktok

Kwakiutl people, some bowing before totem poles in background, others seated facing front as part of the nunhlim ceremony, the four days prior to the Winter Dance. J197495 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item... more

Ready for the cast--Qagyuhl

Ready for the cast--Qagyuhl

Two Kwakiutl people in a canoe, one preparing to spear a fish. J197478 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from: The North American Indian. Curtis no. 3591. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congr... more

Mamalelekala cemetery on Village Island

Mamalelekala cemetery on Village Island

J197492 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. 3566. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congress). Published in: The North American Indian / Edward S. Curtis. [Seattle, Wash.] : ... more

Hami--Koskimo

Hami--Koskimo

Koskimo person wearing full-body fur garment, oversized gloves and mask of Hami ("dangerous thing") during the numhlim ceremony. J197450 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. 3541. Forms part of: E... more

A bridal group

A bridal group

Kwakiutl wedding party, bride in center, hired dancers on each side, her father on far left, all standing on platform, with plank wall behind them and flanked by two totem poles. Groom's father on the right beh... more

Nakoaktok chief and copper

Nakoaktok chief and copper

Hakalahl, Nakoaktok chief, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing front, holding copper Wanistakila ("takes everything out of the house"-a reference to its value) J197444 U.S. Copyright Office. Title f... more

Yakotlus--Quatsino (Profile)

Yakotlus--Quatsino (Profile)

Yakotlus, bust portrait, right profile. J197467 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. 3597. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congress). Published in: The North American Indian... more

Nakoaktok warrior

Nakoaktok warrior

Kwakiutl man, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, holding pole. J197452 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. 3538. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congress). Publi... more

Dancing to restore an eclipsed moon

Dancing to restore an eclipsed moon

Several Kwakiutl people dancing in a circle around a smoking fire, in an effort to cause a sky creature, which they believe swallowed the moon, to sneeze thereby disgorging it. J197457 U.S. Copyright Office. Ti... more

Hamasilahl--Qagyuhl

Hamasilahl--Qagyuhl

Ceremonial dancer, full-length portrait, standing, wearing mask and a fur garments during the Winter Dance ceremony. J197417 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from: The North American Indian. Curtis no. 3497. Forms ... more

Masked dancers in canoes [B]--Qagyuhl

Masked dancers in canoes [B]--Qagyuhl

During the winter ceremony, Kwakiutl dancers in masks and costumes representing (l to r) Wasp, Thunderbird, and Grizzly-bear, arrive in canoes. J197455 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from: The North American Indi... more

Sisiutl--Qagyuhl

Sisiutl--Qagyuhl

Sisiutl, one of the main dancers in the Winter Dance ceremonies, wearing a double-headed serpent mask and shirt made of hemlock boughs.

Tenaktak wedding guests

Tenaktak wedding guests

Two Kwakiutl people in a canoe, one dressed in bear skin, including paws, and a mask.

Sailing--Qagyuhl

Sailing--Qagyuhl

Three Kwakiutl people in a canoe with a single sail. J197486 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from: The North American Indian. Curtis no. 3583. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congress). Publ... more

Coming for the bride--Qagyuhl

Coming for the bride--Qagyuhl

In the bow, Qunhulahl, a masked man personating the thunderbird, dances as others row to the shore of the bride's village. J197407 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from: The North American Indian. Curtis no. 3478. ... more

Kwahwumhl--Koskimo

Kwahwumhl--Koskimo

Dancer wearing raven mask with coat of cormorant skins during the numhlin ceremony. J197463 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. 3596. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congre... more

Mt. Robson - the monarch of the Canadian Rockies

Mt. Robson - the monarch of the Canadian Rockies

Illustration for the Mentor, vol. 5, no. 16, serial no. 140. Copyright 1917 by the Mentor Association, Inc. Includes descriptive text on verso. No. Five.

["Benventuo," Robert Pim Butchart house, 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. Quarry garden pool]

["Benventuo," Robert Pim Butchart house, 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central...

Site History. Landscape: Jennie Kennedy (Mrs. Robert P.) Butchart, from 1904. Today: Extant as part of the Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada, open to the public. Title, date, and subject info... more

["Benvenuto," Robert Pim Butchart house, 800 Benvenuto Lane, Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. Rock garden plantings]

["Benvenuto," Robert Pim Butchart house, 800 Benvenuto Lane, Central S...

Site History. Landscape: Jennie Kennedy (Mrs. Robert P.) Butchart, from 1904. Today: Extant as part of the Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada. Title, date, and subject information provided by ... more

["Benventuo," Robert Pim Butchart house, 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. Quarry garden]

["Benventuo," Robert Pim Butchart house, 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central...

Site History. Landscape: Jennie Kennedy (Mrs. Robert P.) Butchart, from 1904. Today: Extant as part of the Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada, open to the public. For corresponding print, see ... more

["Benvenuto," Robert Pim Butchart house, 800 Benvenuto Lane, Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. Lily pool]

["Benvenuto," Robert Pim Butchart house, 800 Benvenuto Lane, Central S...

Site History. Landscape: Jennie Kennedy (Mrs. Robert P.) Butchart, from 1904. Today:: Extant as part of the Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada, open to the public. For corresponding print, see... more

["Benventuo," Robert Pim Butchart house, 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. Rose arbor]

["Benventuo," Robert Pim Butchart house, 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central...

Site History. Landscape: Jennie Kennedy (Mrs. Robert P.) Butchart, from 1904. Today: Extant as part of the Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada, open to the public. For corresponding print, see ... more

["Benventuo," Robert Pim Butchart house, 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. Rose garden]

["Benventuo," Robert Pim Butchart house, 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central...

Site History. Landscape: Jennie Kennedy (Mrs. Robert P.) Butchart, from 1904. Today: Extant as part of the Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada, open to the public. For corresponding print, see ... more