Coast Salish



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  • Xwi7xwa Names for BC First Nations

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Coast Salish

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Coast Salish

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

238 Archival description results for Coast Salish

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Ship's journal

The series is a microfilm copy of a ship's journal maintained by Lieutenant George Palmer, RN, while serving aboard HMS Amphitrite, 1855; HMS Monarch, 1855-1858; and HMS Edinburgh, 1858-1861. The Monarch entries describe Palmer's visit to Esquimalt, 1856 and his involvement in the Trincomalee expedition against the Cowichan People. The journal also includes a section describing Palmer's crossing of the Andes and visit to the Jan Fernancez Islands, 1858. In addition to a photograph of Palmer, there is a typescript of a letter he sent to his parents, 1854, describing a Crimean War battle in which he was involved. There is also an annotated manuscript map of the battle area (Petropavlovski).

Songhees agreement for removal to Cadboro Bay

Item consists of one handwritten document addressed to the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs (I.W. Powell) and signed by members of Songhees First Nation. It is dated February 7, 1881. The signatories are: Chish; Koo-lai-mult; Koo-lai-sa lue; Hul tsai mult; Quoss l sits; Whe-nook; Lipp; Sala-hala-noo; Louis (Noo-noo-wha-nuk); Ai-Whin; Ka-wai-tsim; Qua-mi-ai; Hoo-tihwi-ai; Shoto-hoom; Henry (Sauk); Tomaikh; Tse-al-ton; Tchillack; Hltahulto; Tshenal klum; Teeai[t or l]ou; Se-ol-sut; Shil-uh (Jimmy); Yallelth; Dick (Hai-tsa-kanum).

Songhees Feast

One of three photographs from this series representing Songhees. The photographer has written: [in pencil] "Indian distribution feast by the Songish Indians Victoria Harbour V.I. No. 11. [in ink]: View of a great Potlach when over $3000 and 200 blankets with ten guns were given away. The night before the distribution the invited guests assemble in one of the largest huts, and the Indians who are going to give away goods and presents on the morrow, tear up a blanket and call out the name of one of the visitors present, and give him a strip or shred of the blanket which is to be given up when he receives a present, in exchange for the shred of blanket. I was present at a great Potlach when living in Victoria V.I. Fredk. Dally."

Songhees Indian Day School records

The series consists of one file of original material and copies of material from other sources related to the Songhees Indian Day School.

The school was opened in 1891 on Songhees land near Victoria. The first Sister to teach there started in 1895 and the Sisters remained at the school until 1911 when the Songhees people were removed from the land adjacent to Victoria Harbour. Included in the series is a letter from the Indian Superintendent to Sister Mary Berchmans, an excerpt from an article written by Sister Mary Theodore, a brief timeline of the school, a photograph, and a list of students for the 1894 to 1895 school year.

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