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Photographic prints and research documentation regarding Indigenous studio portraits, are available at the Royal British Columbia Museum’s Indigenous Collections and Repatriation department. These are housed in the Indigenous audio-visual photographic collections.
For photographs (card mounted prints and modern copy prints) relating to the scenes of the village site and group portrait photographed at this community, see PN2298 (for this photograph), PN2096, PN2097, PN10035 and 2291b.
Please contact the Indigenous Collections and Repatriation department to determine the access status of these records.
The BC Archives Photograph collection also holds a photograph of the group portrait photographed at this community. See HP015892/G-05015, which is described as "Indian gathering at Knight Inlet." This photograph appears to be the same image as described in Indigenous Collections as PN2291-b, held in the Royal British Columbia Museum’s Indigenous Collections and Repatriation department.
The Maynard family collection also hold more photographs relating to the scenes of the village site and group portrait photographed at this community. Available in this series (MS-3378), see J-04533, J-04534 and J-04535.
During the H.M.S Boxer tour of 1873, there were several accounts reported by the colonial news media of the H.M.S Boxer party visit to a Kwakwaka'waka Nation community near Knight Inlet on the mainland of British Columbia. The British Colonist reported in the June 18, 1873 article "Return of the H.M.S. Boxer from the North with the Superintendent of Indian Affairs" that a visit by the Superintendent, officers of the Boxer and Chiefs to a community/camp up the Sawatti river occurred on May 31, 1873.
The article also reported the gathering of several thousand Indigenous people here and the meeting between government to governments was photographed by R. Maynard. The photograph was said to include the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, officers of the Boxer, and the collective group of Indigenous representatives.
A report for the 1873 H.M.S. Boxer tour by Indian Affairs official Israel Wood Powell included a list of 19 views sent to the Secretary of the State in 1873. The list included seven images described as "No 5. Indian Ransherie T'sawattie Knights Inlet," "No 6. Indians at Tsawattie during visit of Commissioner," "No 9. Indian Ransherie at Knights Inlet," "No 10. Mountains at Knights Inlet," "No 12. Snow clad Hills at Knights Inlet," "No 15. Indian Ransherie at Knights Inlet" and "No 18. Indian Ransherie at T'sawattie."