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.]

Arthur Mayse interview

CALL NUMBER: T4133:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1984-03-28 & 30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Birth at Peguis Reserve, Manitoba; early memories of Swampy Cree people at Peguis Reserve; memories of father, Reverend A.W. [Amos William] Mayse; father's tales of the Boer War; fraternizing with the enemy; father emigrated to Canada; worked as a carpenter, became minister; father was in WWI; war wounds; was in Boer prison camp; earlier release by Jan Smuts; YMCA rep in WWI; back to Winnipeg; refused commission in Black and Tans; rural ministry in Manitoba; took salary partly in trade and had first pick of charity clothes; Mr. Mayse hated school; his father was self-taught and had a good library; read everything, including religious material; moved to British Columbia. [TRACK 2: blank.]

CALL NUMBER: T4133:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1984-03-28 & 30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Living in [Port] Hammond BC; first work experience; father's church in Nanaimo; primitive conditions in the coal mines; clothing and equipment of miners; many beer parlours in Nanaimo; father's popularity; favorite fishing spots; anecdote of hazardous fishing trip; Turner rowboats prized; commercial fishing; early commercial fishing methods and boats; memories of Sointula fishermen; Sointula pukka fighting; Nanaimo miners fished for trout, not salmon; early trout fishing equipment; social consciousness; father never was a union miner; lied to get into army; South Africa; Reverend Mayse went underground in Nanaimo mine accidents; panic in town; miners invited Reverend Mayse underground, managers didn't argue; dynamite misadventure. TRACK 2: Continuation of dynamite misadventure with Rev. Mayse; vegetable garden; powder bosses; Reverend Mayse destroyed cars; pit ponies on islands; Italian miners; soccer important in Nanaimo; library; Millstream Park; rugby versus soccer; holidays with father; Chinese persecuted in Nanaimo; Chinese accused of taking jobs; few Chinese women or children; fight between Chinese and Haida boys; Chinese cooks; idyllic but racist town; Mr. Mayse and friends made a water cannon to frighten Chinese; backfire; collecting cascara bark for money; cruel pranks; fights with air guns and crossbows made from umbrellas; good shot with slingshot; gangs racially mixed; miners lived in southern Nanaimo; some of the cottages still there [as of 1984].

CALL NUMBER: T4133:0003 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1984-03-28 & 30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Nanaimo childhood; Guy Fawkes day was celebrated as Bonfire night; Hallowe'en destructive; Nanaimo's tamale wagon; miners' children; fishing and writing at Cowichan Bay; Reverend Mayse sided with the workers; holidays at Cowichan Bay; acquiring a dugout canoe; shaman procured canoe by threats; Indian fishing methods; most gear was cedar; old style Cowichan sweaters described; Padre Cook of Cowichan; Queen Victoria medal; John Page and the medal; shaman had grape arbor and soul box; healing and hurting with soul box; rite of boys purification among Cowichans; Wolf Song was stolen from the Haida after the Battle of Sansum Narrows circa 1820 to 1840. Haida blamed for other raids; Haida slaughters and weapons used. Reverend Mayse left Mr. Mayse to his own way on holidays. TRACK 2: 38; pound salmon won prize; Bruce McKelvie; first sale of fiction; principal angry but kept on; Oyster River with Reverend Mayse; memories of old-timer James McIvor; washed ashore from sloop; McIvor ran cattle; threatened loggers; tea with McIvor; McIvor's customs; McIvor angry when offered help; McIvor's nephew visited briefly; tried to buy wife; McIvor fishing with haywire; hated cities; died in Comox in 1940's. Walter Woodiss, Oyster River old-timer, storyteller; tall tale of salmon; Woodiss's feud with a black bear and accidental killing of same; Woodiss's Inn; Percy Elsie "mayor of Oyster River"; fried chicken known as fried seagull; ghost at Comox; WWII airman at Comox rode his bicycle through "Dancing Annie".

CALL NUMBER: T4133:0004 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1984-03-28 & 30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Indian rancherees; shaman Cultus Tommy; Chinook trade jargon terms; Padre Cook well loved; friend at Cumberland; stories of Ginger Goodwin; Cumberland memories of Ginger Goodwin and hostility to trial and government; Dominion police were hated, man hunters; no shame in evading the draft; met Cougar (Cecil) Smith; Mr. Mayse now lives in Cougar Smith's house; Cougar Smith's peculiarities; Roderick Haig-Brown, great Canadian writer; friendship with Haig-Brown; dam on the Campbell River broke his heart; last meeting with Haig-Brown; last impressions; better known outside Canada; Haig-Brown a fine and pioneering fisherman; fished steelhead. Mr. Mayse disliked high school; paid for clothing with poetry prize won at UBC three years in a row. TRACK 2: Mr. Mayse paid UBC tuition by logging in the summer under a false name; BC loggers and equipment; railroad logging; unions; woods accidents; logged Upper Vancouver Island; logging camp cooks; anecdote of 'foul feeder'; fight between logger and foul feeder; logging camp cook; flunkies, bed makers, logging camp pump tenders; eccentric and proud train men; high riggers; Harold Larson would post on a spar; woods near-misses; spark catchers jobs; bunkhouse moving accident; Paddy the straw boss; Paddy nearly caught in a blast; lemon extract mad man incident; bringing out man lost in the woods; gone mad, tried to escape his friends; wild Great Dane dogs abandoned in woods; harassed spark catchers; Mayse had to shoot one.

CALL NUMBER: T4133:0005 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1984-03-28 & 30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Great Danes hunted in Pike's Peak area; shot one; partner Paddy Gorman; Paddy attacked by a cougar while snoozing; scraps of loggers songs; never wrote them down, always regretted it; logging; company owners were remote; unions starting camps; decision logging versus writing; went to the Vancouver Province; space writing for Province; offered staff job; clannish and proud reporters; story of ascent of Mount Waddington; two expeditions at once; Mr. Mayse carried homing pigeons in a basket to file the story; rough country; beauty and tragedy of the pigeons; walking out to tidewater hungry; a ghost story at Leefall Point, Mount Waddington, where a climber had fallen to his death. TRACK 2: Worked at the Vancouver Province as Torchy Anderson's junior man; they covered a huge forest fire that threatened Campbell River and Courtenay on Vancouver Island [Sayward fire, 1938]; Torchy was Mr. Mayse's mentor and friend; longshoremen riots; Torchy was fearless; Torchy squealed when angry; his grandfather saw a Sasquatch; the Rum Tum Club and the Sonofabitch Club; creating a story on injured trapper at Mission. Mr. Mayse wrote police constable's report while drunk; cop demoted; Torchy and his wife Marion; moved to Saltspring Island; memories of Province newspaper women in 1930's Vancouver; wild party on Grouse Mountain; Christmas cheer and story of upside down reindeer; camps for single unemployed men; joining the American Newspaper Guild; had BC union card number 3; union's failure; left holding the bag; not fired but put behind the eight ball; refused marrying raise.

CALL NUMBER: T4133:0006 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1984-03-28 & 30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Mayse quit the Vancouver Province and joined the Vancouver Sun. The Sun was tougher and wilder; front page exclusives as revenge; union succeeded later; hostility to union. Mr. Mayse drafted and discharged for TB scars; army lost files; returned to the Sun as military writer; Mr. Gallagher, an alleged spy; moved to Toronto with no job, $100, a wife and a dog. Selective service twits said there were no jobs; walked into a job at Maclean's. Toronto run of luck; sold short stories to the Saturday Evening Post; break fiction editor of Maclean's; a few good Canadian writers; editor bought fiction; Calvinist, liked gloomy tales, had to trick him; Canadian writers were "cry-babies"; Americans were pros. TRACK 2: Canadian writers resented criticism; Mayse emulated American writers; today's market poor for short stories; in the 1940s and 1950s the stories were not literary but a good product; wrote serials for Saturday Evening Post; later published as novels; approached by an agent; returned to the coast; end of fiction markets; never seen as a serious writer; writing is lonely work; Jack Scott criticized Mr. Mayse's success in the U.S.; considered a move to the U.S.; writer's; work should speak for itself; but book tours are necessary; dislikes writer's grants except for poets; many writers are poseurs; major literary figures in Canada; dislikes commercial versus literary distinction; Mr. Mayse now writes a newspaper column; wrote for "The Beachcombers"; column is a good platform; a lucky and happy man; importance of luck.

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