X̱wa̱mdasbe' (Hope Island) Gallery
Sea lion house post at Xwamdasbe, 1954. Photograph by Wilson Duff. Museum of Anthropology, UBC.
Entrance of Whale House at Xwamdasbe, ca. 1900. Photographer unknown. RBCM PN 11568.
Xwamdasbe, 1899. Note woman tending berry leather drying on canoe on wharf. Photograph by George Hunt. AMNH 104465.
Sea lion house posts at Xwamdasbe, 1954. Photograph by Wilson Duff. Museum of Anthropology, UBC.
Chief and nobles posing in the mouth of Whale House at Xwamdasbe, ca. 1900. Photograph by C.F. Newcombe. RBCM E 998.
Xwamdasbe chief and sons in the entrance of Whale House at Xwamdasbe, ca. 1900. Photographer unknown. RBCM PN 11569.
Xwamdasbe hamatsa dancer in front of Whale House at Xwamdasbe, ca. 1900. Photographer unknown. AMNH 22864.
Nahwitti fishing camp on Balaclava Island, Strait of Georgia, August 15, 1885. Photograph by G.M. Dawson. PAC 709.
This scene may represent placing the canoe of a deceased house chief within the posts of the house and draping it with new blankets at Xwamdasbe. Note piles of blankets in the canoe and being worn or displayed by the relatives. The house posts are now at the AMNH, New York. Photograph by C.F. Newcombe, ca. 1900.
Feast in progress at Xwamdasbe, ca. 1881. Photograph by Edward Dossetter. AMNH 42298.
Xwamdasbe house model with house front painting made for the Chicago World Fair (1893), then displayed at the AMNH, New York. Photograph by C.M. Barbeau, date unknown. CMH 72-10598.
Boys posing with Hamatsa initiate in the Whale House entrance at Xwamdasbe, c. 1910. Photographer unknown. Glenbow Museum.
Images from the research archive of Dr. George and Joanne MacDonald.