Quatseeno [Quatsino] Indian Village, Vancouver Island. This is the best part of the country for obtaining flat head skulls. Indians squatting down out [of] their ranches. Drying stands in the foreground for fish, berries etc. Quatseeno Indian Village, Quatseeno Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The Indian skulls at this village are greatly deformed by flattening during infancy....
The Ahousett [Ahousaht ] Indian Village Clayoquot Sound Vancouver Island (west coast). No. 100
[Crossed out] Harrison River [Replaced with] Musquiam [Musqueam]] Indians encamped at New Westminster, Fraser River. B.C. Indian woman in tent examining a childs [sic] head for live stock, and cracking the captured ones between her teeth, but moved in her efforts, which has blurred the otherwise pretty picture - a solemen [sic] fact. F. Dally.
Indian Potach [sic] at the Songish [Songhees] Indian Village, Victoria Harbour. V.I. [On reverse in ink ]:Indian Potlach [potlatch] or "Great Distribution Feast" at the Songish Indian village Victoria Harbour Vancouver Island. [In pencil]: When hundreds of blankets, and many....
[Indicated by arrows]: Herrings drying. Hut of mats. Indian man. Indian woman in blanket. Three canoes. A cove in Esquimalt Harbour, Vancouver Island, shewing [sic] an Indian family encamped during the herring season.
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An Indian encampment Esquimalt Harbour [On reverse]: Indians encamped in a small cove, showing the rush mat habitation, mode of drying herrings, Chinook-shaped canoes, by the landing stage Esquimalt harbour, Vancouver Island.
Indian house. Songish [Songhees] Rancherie. Victoria V.I. [Vancouver Island].
[In pencil]: Indian distribution feast by the Songish [Songhees] Indians Victoria Harbour V.I. [Vancouver Island] No. 11. [ In ink]: View of a great Potlach [potlatch] 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.
Native woman examing a child's head (which moved) for native runners and immolating them when found between her teeth. Mosqueem [Musqueam] Indian encampment on the Fraser River. Queens Birthday Visitors 1865.