'Ksan Historical Village (Hazelton, B.C.)



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Agriculture today : reel 32, part 1

The item consists of a reel of 16 mm film which includes the following:
A commentator describes the Agricultural Rehabilitation and Development Act (ARDA). The 'Ksan project: a First Nations village recreated near Hazelton. Campground and park for visitors. Longhouses. Splitting shingles, roofing. Malcolm Joseph [?] carving a totem pole; he describes and shows his work. Street scenes in village. Shop. A woman describes the figures modelled for the new museum, cast from actual people. Utensils and artifacts shown will demonstrate the traditional way of life. The many uses of cedar bark. A moose skin jacket. All items crafted by local First Nations people. (00:14:10)

B. An open-pit mine. Sign: "Endako Mines Ltd. NPL". Ferry crossing. Group at water works. Visitor inside log building. Road scenes; sign, "Telkwa River Valley". Inside a dairy plant [?]. Hudson Bay Glacier near Smithers. Moricetown Canyon. Inside 'Ksan museum and shop. 'Ksan village. Highway; farmland; a poultry farm. (00:11:42)

Dora Flewin interview ; Rev. Robert Faris interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Port Simpson Mission 100th anniversary PERIOD COVERED: 1914-1948 RECORDED: Port Simpson (B.C.), 1974 SUMMARY: Dora Flewin: Father was the Reverend J.C. Spencer, minister at Port Simpson from 1914-21. She describes training for nursing. Discusses doctors, nurses and the Girls' Home in Port Simpson. Conditions at the Methodist Mission and the hospital. [Interview date: 1974-11-10] Reverend Robert Faris: Discusses history of the 'Ksan project at Hazelton, and the arts and crafts of the Northwest Coast native peoples.; [The tape may also include a brief interview with Reverend John Williams of Kitamaat Village, who is of Haida ancestry.];


The item consists of nine unedited film elements of a travelogue made between 1968 and 1973. It tells the story of 'Ksan, a restored Gitskan village near Hazelton which officially opened in 1970 as a centre for Indigenous culture, arts and crafts.

Ksan : museum, cultural and artistic activity among the Gitskan Indians of the Upper Skeena, 1920-1973 / Leslie Allan Dawn

The item is a microform copy of a thesis by Leslie Allan Dawn titled "Ksan: museum, cultural and artistic activity among the Gitskan Indians of the Upper Skeena, 1920-1973." ix, 264 leaves: illus. Thesis (M.A.), University of Victoria, 1981. Vita. Bibliography: leaves 222-226. Canadian theses on microfiche, 58532.

Tony Hunt and Peter McNair interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1969 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Tony Hunt discusses Mungo Martin, who was the biggest influence in his life that led to him being a carver. Mr. Hunt discusses work with the Provincial Museum at Thunderbird Park in Victoria; differences in styles in poles among different native peoples; and materials and paints used in carving totems. Then Peter McNair describes the two Kwakiutl styles of carving. TRACK 2: Mr. Peter McNair continues by discussing the history of totem carving in the Queen Charlottes; the connections between totems and clans; the revitalization and preservation of totem poles, including the 'Ksan project; and Thunderbird Park.