The Hesquiat Archaeological Excavation Dig, British Columbia, Canada, ca. 1977.
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|Clip Title||Hesquiat 'Ksan|
|Original Source Title||Hesquiat 'Ksan|
|Original Source Summary||A comparison between the Hesquiat and Tsimishian Indian tribes of British Columbia, approaches and dilemmas towards preserving and maintaining cultural and tribal heritage. The Kirks first visit the Hesquiat tribe with archaeologists looking for clues into the tribal past. The original village of Hesquiat was moved in the 1920s and destroyed in 1965 by the Alaskan earthquake and subsequent tidal wave, a modern village was established in its place. The Hesquiat people face feelings of displacement. Through archaeological efforts of the Provincial Museum in Victoria, Hesquiat heritage is being preserved. Cultural preservation: animal bone analysis, genealogical efforts, linguistic preservation, and reclaiming stolen dance masks. The Kirks next visit the villages of Kitwancool and Kitwanga and Kispiox and 'Ksan of the Tsimishian Indian tribe. The Tsimishian people maintain their culture by inhabiting their original land and practicing the old ways: totem pole carving, longhouse building, and pot-latching (ancient ritual of song and dance). They sustain cultural and tribal unity through commissioned totem pole carving and touring dance groups. The program focuses on how Hesquiat and Tsimishian Indians maintain tribal unity and values in a modern world.|
|Date Created||ca. 1977|
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