'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.];

Joseph Herrling interview

CALL NUMBER: T1225:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Captain Joseph Herrling : working on the steamers, 1900-1914 : part 1 PERIOD COVERED: 1885-1914 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-05-15 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Captain Joseph Herrling was born in Agassiz on November 7, 1885, and moved to New Westminster in 1899. He recalls the family homestead in Agassiz, his father -- Charles August Herrling a 49'er from California, Herrling Island and the 1894 flood on the Fraser. He started work on the riverboats -- 1900. He speaks about his first years on the boats: quartermaster on the "R.P. Rithet", mate o;n the "Ramona" and "Transfer". Recollections are heard about the Fraser River boats, incidents, freight, schedules, navigation, wrecks, "Ramona", "Strathcona", "Skeena", way landings, wharves, fog whistles and the Chilliwack landing. TRACK 2: Captain Herrling continues with Fraser River memories including: Joe Morrison, river bank scenery, homesteading on Herrling Island, the river from New Westminster to Steveston, the canneries and other stops on the run, an incident on the "Transfer", fishing communities and canneries on the Fraser, fish boats and problems with their nets, the ferries on t;he Ladner to Steveston route, the Woodwards Ferry (1914), MacLachlin steamers, Ladner (1900), incidents on the Ladner Ferry and service after the arrival of the B.C. Electric. Captain Herrling speaks about his work on the upper Fraser-Nechako run, Soda Creek to Fraser Lake 1910, Captain Bonser and the "Inlander".

CALL NUMBER: T1225:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Captain Joseph Herrling : working on the steamers, 1900-1914 : part 2 PERIOD COVERED: 1900-1914 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-05-15 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Captain Joseph Herrling continues to relate his experiences working on the steamboats: trips to Fort Fraser, Soda Creek-Fort George, Tete Jaune Cache, navigational problems, the Skeena River,; Captain Bonser, "reading the water", the Skeena run on the "Inlander", "drifting", Kitselas Canyon, "lining", incidents, the Kispiox trip, the "Pheasant" (1905) -- trip from New Westminster to Skeena, Wiggs O'Neill, duties as mate on the "Inlander", the crew, Walter Wright -- pilot, Hazelton (1911) and types of passengers. [TRACK 2: blank.]


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.

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