Coast Salish



Scope note(s)

Source note(s)

  • Xwi7xwa Names for BC First Nations

Display note(s)

Hierarchical terms

Coast Salish

Equivalent terms

Coast Salish

  • UF Coast Salish Indians
  • UF Salish Indians
  • UF Salishan Indians

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BC Indian Language Project Collection

  • PR-2413
  • Collection
  • 1974 - 1976

The collection consists of an assortment of different articles written by both Dorothy Kennedy and/or Randy Bouchard as part of the BC Indian Language Project.

The articles are all photocopies of articles and are likely available in other repositories.

Department of Anthropology records

  • GR-3662
  • Series
  • 1909-1975; predominant 1950-1968

The series consists of operational records of the Department of Anthropology at the British Columbia Provincial Museum and it's predecessor, the Provincial Museum of Natural History and Anthropology. The records are often referred to as the Wilson Duff Papers, as a significant portion of the series consists of original research notes made by Duff, curator of Anthropology at the museum from 1980-1965, in the course of his work with Indigenous communities in British Columbia. Some field notes of other museum anthropologists are also included, as well as correspondence, subject files, and records relating to totem poles in British Columbia.

Staff of the Department of Anthropology conducted research work documenting the history, culture, and languages of Indigenous communities in British Columbia. Records include field notes, maps, transcripts of interviews, correspondence, subject files, and copies of published and unpublished works.

The series has been arranged into the following five sub-series:

A: Wilson Duff research notes
B: Administrative records and correspondence
C: Totem poles 1950-1975
D: Subject files 1945-1968
E: Ethnology field notes

British Columbia Provincial Museum

Indigenous studio portraits of Mrs. R. Maynard’s Photographic Gallery

The series consists of 76 predominantly studio portraits of Indigenous people in what is now known as British Columbia, taken between ca. 1862 to 1890. The majority of the photographs were taken by Hannah Maynard, however some are attributed to Frederick Dally and Carlo Gentile (perhaps others). Photographs were produced and marketed as commercial products popular during the 1860s and 1870s, such as 'cartes de visites', and, to a lesser extent, as personal portraits in the late 1880s. Maynard's studio produced conventional portraits as well as composite photographs which combined portraits with field photography landscapes. Indigenous communities and individual's names have been identified at the item level when known.

Maynard, Hannah (Hatherly)

Knowledge and Usage of Land Mammals, Birds, Insects, Reptiles, and Amphibians by the Squamish Indian People of British Columbia

The file consists of an essay about Indigenous knowledge and language of different birds, animals and other flora in British Columbia. The essay relates to knowledge of the Squamish First Nation. It was written by Randy Bouchard and Dorothy Kennedy as part of the British Columbia Indian Language Project. The essay is a photocopy of the original.

Marian Wesley Smith collection

The collection, which was bequeathed to the RAI in 1965, consists of 19 boxes of notes, papers, maps, charts, and photographs relating to Dr. Smith's work on the Salish and Kwakiutl Indians and to her work in the Punjab and Bengal and on the Sikhs in Canada.

Newcombe family papers

Correspondence, notebooks, subject files, accounts, annotated books, etc., of C.F. Newcombe and his son W.A. Newcombe, reflecting their interest in the ethnology, natural history and history of British Columbia. Newcombe family papers. The G.T. Emmons collection, consisting of correspondence, notes and manuscripts, mainly on the Tlingit Indians. Maynard family papers, consisting of diaries and papers of Richard and Hannah Maynard, Victoria photographers, and their son Albert. Papers of Emily Carr, and re her estate, of which W.A. Newcombe was an executor.

Volumes 21 to 30 were arranged by the BC Archives in 1975.

Volumes 31 to 59 were arranged by the Royal BC Museum, ca. 1970. BC Archives volume and file numbers have been added to the these volumes.

Volumes 239/240 were Found In Collection in the Archives in 2022 and added to the collection.

  • An asterisk beside a file number indicates that the file contains letters to or from both C.F. Newcombe and W.A. Newcombe.

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Research notes of Wilson Duff

Referred to as the Wilson Duff Papers, these records are microfilm copies of primarily the original research and field notes of Wilson Duff who was curator of Anthropology at the British Columbia Provincial Museum from 1950 to 1965 and deal with the ethnology of aboriginal peoples in British Columbia. Some field notes of other museum anthropologists are also included. The original papers consist of approximately 1.5 meters of textual records. The majority of them were microfilmed in order to make the contents available to clients of the then British Columbia Archives and Records Service. The Royal British Columbia Museum retained the original papers including some maps, typescripts and oversize material that were not microfilmed.

Wilson Duff received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a Masters Degree in anthropology from the University of Washington (Seattle) in 1951. From 1950 to 1965 he served as Curator of Anthropology for the British Columbia Provincial Museum (now the Royal British Columbia Museum). He also directed the British Columbia Government Anthropology Program from 1960 to 1965. From 1965 until his death in 1976 he was a Professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. During his term as Curator of Anthropology with the Museum, Wilson Duff conducted the research work documented in these papers. The papers are a diverse collection of material, consisting of field notes, maps, official and unofficial records, and copies of published and unpublished works. Records of later museum anthropologists also form a part of this collection. The Wilson Duff Papers document many aspects of Indigenous history and culture, and include important linguistic information. They also document the activities of Wilson Duff and other staff of the Provincial Museum.

British Columbia Provincial Museum

Rose Charlie interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Rose Charlie : the Indian Homemakers' Association RECORDED: Harrison Mills (B.C.), 1973-04-10 SUMMARY: Rose Charlie was born ca.1931 and discusses Chehalis Reserve (Salish); early childhood on the reserve; life in the U.S.A.; return to the reserve; marriage; involvement with women's group for improving the conditions of the reserve. Joining the Indian Homemakers' Association. History of the Homemakers' Association.

The Pacific Northwest Coast Indians : music, instruments, legends

The item is a study package designed to help teachers integrate the arts of the Pacific Northwest Coast into the grade four Social Studies unit. It includes songs, legends, poems and pictures of instruments from the Bella Coola, Haida, Kwakiutl, Nootka, Salish, Tlingit and Tsimshian peoples. The package consists of a 44-page booklet, accompanied by a cassette tape and 24 colour slides.

The Squamish Indian People

The file is a manuscript about the Squamish people of British Columbia. It was commissioned by the North Vancouver School Board in 1974, and written by the BC Indian Language Project, and Louis Miranda of the Squamish First Nation. This is a photocopy of the original.