Monthly archive for ‘ May, 2012 ’

Just Updated the Website

30th May 2012 | 0 Comments

With this update I have re-formatted the website so that it is more user friendly. I have added Tattoo Galleries for the pictures and resources I have of many Indigenous Nations and labeled them as such. I have just added pcitures of haida Crest Tattoos and added some more refernces from the James Teit Booklet on Thompson Tattooing.

Hunting for Primary Source Documents of Thompson Tattoos

29th May 2012 | 0 Comments

I have spent the past month looking for pictures on online archives that show my ancestors tattooing practices, I have come up with many examples of other nations tattoos but none from my own nation. At times I feel defeated but then realize that I have just figured out where not to look. I did […]

Website Updates

23rd May 2012 | 0 Comments

I have updated the website with a bunch of new pictures, the last few days of last week were spent trying to get the administrative process going so as to allow me to take my trip to the Museum and Archives in Merritt. I am begining to learn that the wheels of administration in academia […]

Days Activities and Inuit and Algonquian tattooing

16th May 2012 | 0 Comments

After much weeping and gnashing of teeth trying to get paperwork filled out and right, so as to have my trip next week approved I became a little obsessed with my archival research and almost didn’t stop staring into the computer monitor. I have updated the website and found many new examples of Inuit and […]

Planning, Planning, Planning

15th May 2012 | 0 Comments

The past few days have been filled with beginning to set out the pictograph sites I am going to visit and setting out the preliminary itinerary as well as finding maps and logistical resources. One of the major pictograph sites I will be visiting is the Nlaka’pamux Stein Valley Heritage park as it has a high concentration of  amazing […]

Website Update

12th May 2012 | 0 Comments

I have just finished updating the photo galleries on the website they contain many more George Catlin sketches and drawings. Go check them out at. Enjoy, I will be adding more tomorrow.

Aleut Woman with Facial Tattoos

12th May 2012 | 0 Comments

Another Piece done by John Weber as part of Captain Cooks explorations, this one is of a Aleut woman with Facial Tattoos.

Me-search, We-search and Re-search

12th May 2012 | 0 Comments

As I continue on this journey to finding traditional tattoos of my ancestors I have once again forced myself to take a step back and over the past few days concentrated on me search. Which is a fundamental research methodology found in Indigenous  studies, it asks researchers to look at themselves and see why they are engaged in the research they are.  As can […]

Midweek Switch up

9th May 2012 | 0 Comments

As I have been going through the many online archive sources I have not come across a single Nlaka’pamux tattoo source, I at first was a little discouraged about this. I have however found many examples of many other nations tattoos. I have a hunch that the sources I am looking for are in local archives which […]

Nootka Facial Tattoos

8th May 2012 | 0 Comments

While searching the Library and Archives Canada, I came across these prints by John Weber the artist for Captain James Cook. They are representations of Nootka Facial tattoos.