Indians--British Columbia--Vancouver Island



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Agnes Cranmer interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967-06-21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Agnes Cranmer is a native woman who describes early life at Fort Rupert; breaking coppers; a hunting ceremony; early Fort Rupert; the outlawing of the potlatch; "play" potlatches; and Fort Rupert as of 1967. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Ainslie Helmcken and Cecilia Bullen interview : [Orchard & Haworth, 1970?]

CALL NUMBER: T0294:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], [1970?] SUMMARY: These tapes comprise an interview with Ainslie Helmcken and his sister Cecilia Bullen, recorded by Imbert Orchard and Peter Haworth in preparation for writing the script of a CBC radio documentary entitled "The Old Doctor". TRACK 1: Ainslie Helmcken and Cecilia Bullen talk about their memories of the Helmcken family; their grandfather, Dr. John Sebastian Helmcken; their father, Dr. Jim Helmcken; th;eir family home at the corner of Langley and Fort Streets in Victoria and other turn-of-the-century recollections. TRACK 2: Mr. Helmcken and Mrs. Bullen continue with their recollections of their fa;mily and their grandfather. They recall various incidents from the later life of Dr. J.S. Helmcken, including stories and recollections of his home life, personality and political views.

CALL NUMBER: T0294:0003 RECORDED: [location unknown], [1970?] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Helmcken and Mrs. Bullen continue with their recollections about their grandfather, his charactor, interests, and personal attributes, and the locaton of his medical office in Bastion Square; they also mention their grandfather's association with the George Richards family, the McTavish family, Mrs. Higgins, Bishop MacDonald, Roderick Finlayson and the Work family. TRACK 2: This tape concludes the interview of Ainslie Helmcken and Cecilia Helmcken Bullen and their discussion about Dr. J.S. Helmcken. They speak about their grandfather's early education; his philosophy, his early; radical views, his travels, his interest in Beacon Hill Park and other developments in Victoria; his relationship with the Bishop Cridge family; and the Indian residents of Victoria.

Alex Raines interview

RECORDED: Nanaimo (B.C.), [1979 summer] SUMMARY: One in a series of interviews about the history of Vancouver Island's coal mining industry and mining communities. Log house; father hurt; winter and summer employment; blacksmith; coal delivery; the ;Chinese; horses; beer; wages; reserve mine; listening to shots; liked mines; lights go out; mine animals; cage; union organizing; sulphur; strike; Indians; May 24.;

Alfred Ildstead interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [1979?] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Ildstead [or Ildstad?] discusses the Norwegian settlement at Quatsino; transportation; life in the settlement; Winter Harbour; the salmon run; fishing; canneries; whaling; early settlers; Ned Frigo, an early fur trader in the area (born 1819, died 1917); Indians; Port Alice pulp mill; Quatsino today; Mr. Ildstead's employment; and the Danes at Cape Scott. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Alice Joyce interview

CALL NUMBER: T0965:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-08-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Alice Joyce, wife of Edward Joyce, is a native woman. The interview begins with a discussion about arranged marriages. Then she recalls her first school experience at the Alert Bay Home including what life was like there. She proceeds to recall Indian agent William Halliday, whom she felt was very mean; her father Amos Johnson; her Uncle Billy Johnson; and Missionary Westbury. Sh;e discusses the abolition of Indian religion and customs followed by a description of potlatch and Hamatsa ceremonies. TRACK 2: Mrs. Joyce describes Alert Bay circa 1920; housing; the food and diet ;of her people; the use of seaweed; family crests on totems; her family's house; a legend of a young man who could change his form; a two-headed dragon crest; an Indian interpretation of death as "going home"; education; and marriage.;

CALL NUMBER: T0965:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-08-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Joyce recalls the many dances she participated in; a comparison to dances of other cultures; a description of the masks; musical instruments; and a discussion of songs and dancing. [TRA;CK 2: blank.]

Alma Sloman interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-09-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Sloman recounts her father, Jacob Arnet, coming to Clayoquot, circa 1893, from Norway; early fishing and processing of fish; pre-emptions; boat building; Indians; seasonal migration of Indians; Indian sealers; early Clayoquot; transportation; sawmill; family life; Methodist missionaries and Tofino in 1911. TRACK 2: Mrs. Sloman continues with her description of early Tofino; naming; of the community; life at Ucluelet; schooling; George Fraser; her family's return to Tofino; family life; their floating summer house; canneries; children from the Indian reserve; shipwreck; Long Beach; mail delivery; CPR passenger ships; Clayoquot; Walter Dawley; early tourism and fishing.

Annie Hayes interview

CALL NUMBER: T0859:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-09-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Paul Hayes discusses Indian praying spiritual songs and singing; ritual purification; religious ritual before whaling trips; a family story about the thunderbird and the whale; the Indian mythology about the Creation; the role of white education on Indian traditions; songs of the Flood; and the whale hunt song. TRACK 2: Mrs. Hayes describes her childhood experiences at Alberni; raising her brother; schooling in Alberni; life on the Alberni reservation; winter storms; wolves; residential schools; training as a nurse and midwife; and her nursing experiences.

CALL NUMBER: T0859:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-09-02 & 03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Hayes continues with recollections about her nursing experiences and midwifery; she discusses native social and marriage customs; feasts and potlatches for births; naming and first birthdays; prenuptial rituals; marriage customs; polygamy; and preserving Indian marriage customs. She describes the different dialects among the Nootka people. TRACK 2: Mrs. Hayes discusses Indian son;gs; the inheritance of chieftainship; women chiefs; the form of songs; and examples of various types. She talks about territorial rights; disapproval of theft; Chief Wickaninnish from Clayoquot and other chiefs; love songs; early dances; songs and rituals at Tofino; rhythm in the songs; and rights to songs.

Arthur and Kathleen Baird and Norah Thompson : interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-09-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Norah Thompson recounts her father, William Karn, arrival in Ucluelet in 1910; his pre-emption; the homestead; trails; other settlers; failure of the pre-emptions and life in Ucluelet. ;Mrs. Kathleen Baird [Mrs. Thompson's sister] discusses their father's arrival in Ucluelet; family life; disillusionment with the pre-emptions; George Fraser; and shipwrecks. Arthur Baird talks about h;is early life in Port Renfrew; his father's work as government lineman and customs officer, circa 1912; pre-emptions in the area; building of trails; a "bridge" over Jordan River; the patrolmen who searched for shipwrecks along the west coast; settlement; community at Port Renfrew; logging; transportation; canoes; Indians and transportation of cow by canoe. [TRACK 2: blank.]

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