Archive for the ‘ James Teit ’ Category

Undergraduate Research Awards Final Presentation Video

1st January 2013 | 0 Comments

Here is a video of my final presentation, the sound quality isn’t the greatest but enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnQ393yiKqs&feature=youtu.be I will be attending the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference on the University of British Columbia-Vancouver campus on the 16th of March, 2013.


Lost James Teit Pictograph Site Found Near Spences Bridge, BC

29th August 2012 | 0 Comments

I had an amazing day with a research colleague hunting for a Pictograph site recorded and photographed by James Teit sometime before he passed in 1922, at least 90 years. After mush preparation by my colleague, we where able to locate the lost site Coyote Rock as documented by James Teit. Pictures and enhancements will follow shortly.  


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 [...]


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I’m currently in the UBC-Okanagan library checking out the unpublished notes of James Teit on Microfilm, what a cool experience! Found some amazing things in Teits unpublished notes once I have a better look I will post what I have found!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


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


The Journey Begins

1st May 2012 | 0 Comments

As I begin this new leg of my journey I figured the best place to start is by reflection, a brief look at my journey into my studies at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan in Indigenous studies. Why this project? Why this subject? What is my connection to it, and why is it important? My [...]


University of British Columbia-Okanagan Undergraduate Research Award

8th March 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m so excited to have been awarded an Undergraduate Research Award which means I will be spending my summer researching Nlaka’pamux tattooing and being paid to do this research. I will be spending many hours searching and looking through photos at Museums and Archives as well as reading journals written by settlers, missionaries, fur traders etc to look for any evidence [...]