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Coast Salish Indians of British Columbia

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868 (35mm), 338 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 35mm, 16mm, VHS, digibeta.
"Documentary film on the life of the Coast Salish Indians of British Columbia. Sequences include: carving the cedar with ancient tools; canoeing in a cedar dugout; picking berries; spinning mountain goat wool and weaving it for baskets; weaving cedar bark for making hats; sewing rushes into mats; and basket making. Shoals of salmon and the game animals - deer, goat, beaver - upon which these Indians depended for food are also shown. Drumming, rattling, and dancing in the old way, wearing grotesque masks, complete the story."