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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.
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.
Esq. [Esquimalt Harbour]
Esq. [Esquimalt Harbour]
Indian canoes (chinook shape) from the west coast of Vancouver Island, assembled by invitation in Victoria Harbour on the occasion of a great Indian Potlash [sic] - or giving away feast by the Songish tribe of Indians, who give.....
Indian canoes (chinook shape) from the west coast of Vancouver Island, assembled by invitation in Victoria Harbour on the occasion of a great Indian Potlash [sic] - or giving away feast by the Songish tribe of Indians, who give.....
Indian house.  Songish [Songhees] Rancherie. Victoria V.I. [Vancouver Island].
Indian house. Songish [Songhees] Rancherie. Victoria V.I. [Vancouver Island].
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.