Monthly archive for ‘ June, 2012 ’

Boas Collection of American Indian Linguistics

28th June 2012 | 0 Comments

I am in the UBC-Okanagan Library again working on the Microfilm machine checking out the Boas Collection of American Indian Linguistics, which contains many notes and journals of the Anthropologist James Teit. My last trip was a learning experience, in that I made myself familiar with the operation of this beast of a machine, which [...]


Museum of Anthropology and Nlaka’pamux Material Culture

20th June 2012 | 0 Comments

Last week I spent my time visiting many of the Museums that hold collections of Nlaka’pamux material culture specifically baskets. As I began last week I was thinking that looking at these would be just, inspiration for contemporary tattoo designs. As I walked through the many collections of baskets my heart was awakened to the [...]


Archival Work in Merritt, British Columbia. Finding Myself

19th June 2012 | 0 Comments

While engaged in my research at the Nicola Valley Museum and Archive I searched through many drawers filed with photographs of Indigenous peoples, many of them taken by the anthropologist James Teit. I seen many faces and looked at many examples of our material culture in the form of clothing and baskets. As I looked at the faces of [...]


Library Time

12th June 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m currently in the UBC-Okanagan library checking out the unpublished notes of James Teit on Microfilm, what a cool experience! Found some amazing things in Teits unpublished notes once I have a better look I will post what I have found! Super excited.


The colonization of Nlaka’pamux territory

11th June 2012 | 0 Comments

I have been working through many secondary sources to help me fill in the missing background knowledge I have concerning the history of colonization among my people. As I do this I am amazed at the tales that come from the early explorers such as Simon Fraser, and his journey among the Nlaka’pamux or as he called [...]


Nicola Valley Museum and Archive visit

7th June 2012 | 0 Comments

I have returned from the NVMA in Merritt BC. I was there hunting for primary source documents which show the traditional tattooing of my ancestors the Nlaka’pamux (Thomspon Indians), I did not succeed in fidning any but became acquainted with hands on research, as an undergraduate student I have been blessed with this amazing opportunity [...]


Nicola Valley Museum and Archive Trip This Week!

4th June 2012 | 0 Comments

My first visit to the NVMA in Merritt British Columbia is tomorrow I am so excited to finally be able to look through the archive collection of photos and James Teit materials. I have been constantly updating the website with new pictures for many nations photographs. I have also begun searching through journals of early explorers as [...]