Chilcotin Yarns

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Chilcotin Yarns

Getting three trucks and two horses stuck in the mud on "a good road" into BC's wild, remote interior was just the start of Bruce Watt's hilarious adventuresand it was his honeymoon, too. When the newly married Watt moved there in 1948 to take up ranching, he was a just a kid in his early 20s. He and his wife fell in love with Big Creek, three hours southwest of Williams Lake, and its wildlife, beautiful landscapes and quirky, down-to-earth people. Despite the tough work and difficult conditions, they put down roots and stayed, raising a family of five, along with herds of cattle and horses.

Our Native Peoples D n

In recent times the Chilcotin and Carrier women have taken to weaving tump - lines and belts from European yarn . The Chilcotin also make rush mats and baskets in imitation of their Salish neighbours . Particularly in basket - making ...

Our Native Peoples  D  n


The Spirit Sings

... wool yarn W : 59.5 Acquired by Edward Harris , a London fur broker for the Hudson's Bay Company , about 1870 . Canadian Museum of Civilization , National Museums of Canada , Ottawa . VI - Z - 62 S 35 Basket Chilcotin , early 20th ...

The Spirit Sings


History and Happenings in the Cariboo Chilcotin

This is Irene Stangoe's third collection of historical stories and great yarns about the people and events that shaped the Cariboo-Chilcotin.

History and Happenings in the Cariboo Chilcotin

This is Irene Stangoe's third collection of historical stories and great yarns about the people and events that shaped the Cariboo-Chilcotin. Read about: Farwell Canyon's pioneer families and ranches; Chief Anahim, who left the misty Bella Coola Valley for the high Chilcotin country many moons ago; the Lord of 100 Mile House, who moved from a grand mansion in England to a bug-infested stopping house in the Cariboo; the Hub of the Cariboo, tracing 140 years of Williams Lake history, from tiny settlement to modern city; the Great Bank Robbery, and a bank manager's nightmare ride with a gunman wanted for murder; Homer, the basset hound who played the part of a French poodle in a 1920s musical; and other events that could happen only in the Cariboo.

The Official Price Guide to Antiques and Collectibles

The Official Price Guide to Antiques and Collectibles

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Canadian Geographical Journal

Fifteen miles west of Williams Lake on the Chilcotin Road a graceful steel bridge carries traffic across the Fraser ... and the cowboys now have to rely on their memories when they spin yarns of how the beef drives crossed the bridge .

Canadian Geographical Journal

Vols. for 1930-Dec. 1930 include section "Amongst the new books."

British Columbia Library Quarterly

Rick Hobson with his home - spun tales of ranching near Vanderhoof , Paul St. Pierre with his rollicking stories of the Chilcotin ranchers and Indians , and Bruce Ramsey with his yarns of the gold rush and its ghost towns , and there ...

British Columbia Library Quarterly

Beginning Jan. 1960 some issues include numbered section: Early British Columbia imprints.

Ruffles on My Longjohns

With a wistful expression on his face , Earle resumed reading about the Chilcotin . Not all our evenings were spent reading . ... was hard on socks and we decided to make our own from virgin wool . We had sent away for a diagram and ...

Ruffles on My Longjohns

Biographical account of pioneer life in the Bella Coola region of British Columbia, near Lonesome Lake in the 1930s and 1940s, including trapping and fishing.

The Bella Coola Valley

The fringe is twisted double , with all ends being looped except those of the white man's yarn . The wool is of natural ... 50117 - BELLA Coola BAG AND MATS AND CHILCOTIN COAT AND GLOVES 50135 - BELLA BELLA BOX AND MASKS 50139 - BELLA.

The Bella Coola Valley

This catalog presents sites, activities and portraits recorded by Harlan I. Smith while doing ethnographic fieldwork among Nuxalk, Chilcotin and Carrier people in the Bella Coola Valley between 1920 and 1924. Harlan Smith was a self-trained archaeologist, a prolific photographer and one of Canada's earliest ethnographic film makers. He gained experience in Northwest Coast archaeology soon after joining the staff of the American Museum of Natural History as the archaeologist for the Jesup North Pacific Expeditions. Smith worked on both the British Columbia plateau and coastal regions, where he collected some artifacts and photographs, but was mainly concerned with the mapping and excavation of shell heaps. In 1911, Smith joined the Geological Survey of Canada as the head of the Archaeology Section under the direction of Edward Sapir, then Chief of the Anthropology Division. His early work concentrated on discovering and excavating archaeological sites in Eastern Canada and Ontario. In 1919 he returned to the Pacific coast to conduct surveys of archeological sites on Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands. In 1920, Smith went to Bella Coola to begin a period of ethnographic fieldwork focusing on the traditional uses of plant and animal materials. Thomas McIlwraith joined Smith in time for the 1921 fieldwork season and gathered an extensive body of information on Nuxalk social organization and ritual traditions. During these later seasons Smith worked with the carrier and Chilcotin communities, searched for archeological sites in the Bella Coola valley, took plaster casts of petroglyphs and continued to create an extensive photography record both for himself and McIlwraith. Along with his own work, Smith's collection also contains copies of photographs held by local residents. Iver Fougner, the local Indian agent (1909-1939) shared some early photographs and a set of prints of a traveling Bella Coola dance group (numbers 62093-62104) taken in Germany in 1886 were lent by B. Fillip Jacobsen. Smith documented each photograph, the captions often running a half page or more in length. Multiple images of the same object or view were usually given the same caption, with an additional not of the change of view or camera position. Most of the photographs were dated, allowing for some tracking of Smith's traveling up and down the Bella Coola valley. Despite the seeming detail of information however, it is not always possible to determine the exact location of some of the houses, archaeological sites and grave yards. Each catalog entry lists the negative number, picture title, the date the photograph was taken and the condition of the negative. An asterisk following the negative number indicates a contact print is reproduced in the catalog. A brief description of the picture's central image along with any secondary or background objects of interest is taken from Smith's original captions.

The Fire Still Burns

Chilco Choate first came to the Chilcotin in 1952 to try cowboying.

The Fire Still Burns

Old Nero, the biggest grizzly of the Chilcotin; Siberia, the too-friendly black wolf; and Lucky, the not-so-lucky guide are some of the characters in Chilco Choate's latest collection of yarns and pithy observations from BC's backcountry. Changing some names to protect the guilty, he skewers the once-a-year hunters who, stricken by "buck fever," blast away like they're at a target range then wonder why their guide won't take them out after big game. This long-time hunter also reveals how he's maybe softening with age, enjoying time in the bush as much with a camera as with a gun and sometimes cheering on the prey instead of the predator. There are tried-and-true packing tips for readers planning their own expedition to the backcountry, a discussion of fire power, and culinary ideas sure to whet the appetite of a trail-weary traveller, as well as a few yarns about memorable bush-camp meals that maybe weren't quite so tasty. There are also close encounters with wolves and cougars, and fascinating details on the lives and behaviour of some of BC's most revered critters. For a change of pace, Chilco describes a winter he spent away from his beloved Chilcotin, feeding herds of elk in the East Kootenay. This gives him a chance to examine the resource-use plans too often dictated by ranchers and foresters who turn a blind eye to conservation and the rights of the wildlife that was on the range first. Chilco Choate first came to the Chilcotin in 1952 to try cowboying. Enticed by the lure of the great plateau, he was soon leading both seasoned hunters and hesitant dudes through the back country by day and spinning campfire stories by night. Chilco's previous book for Heritage House, Born for the Wild Country, tells of his early years, hunting and playing hooky along the Nicomekl River near White Rock, BC. In Unfriendly Neighbours, his first book, he describes his volatile relationship with the Gang Ranch.

Canadian Book Review Annual

With an obvious love for the Cariboo - Chilcotin region , Irene Stangoe has collected a number of interesting yarns about the people who collectively created the Cariboo . The author , an experienced newspaper publisher and history ...

Canadian Book Review Annual


The White Man s Law in the Far West

... who transcribed these reminiscences at Seattle in 1878 added that Ballou " is noted as a spinner of great yarns . ... See also Edward Sleigh Hewlett " The Chilcotin Uprising of 1864 , " ( 1973 ) B.C. Studies 50 and Robin Fisher ...

The White Man s Law in the Far West


British Columbia in Books

British Columbia in Books


The New International Encyclopaedia

... son on snowshoes ; and their women spun yarn however , the language was cognate with that of from the hair of the mountain ... Chilcotin , and and even for some combinations of silk , wool , other neighboring cognate languages .

The New International Encyclopaedia


The New International Encyclop dia

... and their women spun yarn from the hair of the mountain goat and also made a coarse pottery . ... indicate nearly two hundred distinct syllables or sounds common to the Taculli , Chilcotin , and other neighboring cognate languages .

The New International Encyclop  dia


The Beaver

George had eloped with her , much against the will of her Chilcotin kin , when she was ( so I have been told ) pretty and graceful as a fawn and George young and susceptible ! ... As the timbers were charred , the yarn may be true .

The Beaver


The Globe Encyclopaedia of Universal Information

Its main tributaries are the Stuart and Chilcotin on the right , and the Thompson on the left . ... It lies in a sandy plain , in which one can count 100 windmills , and has manufactures of cloths , yarn , dyes , & c . Pop .

The Globe Encyclopaedia of Universal Information


Encyclopedia of British Columbia

Encyclopedia of British Columbia

The BC publishing event of the decade! 30,000 copies in print!

Journal of the West

... while the wefts which carry the decoration are machine - spun wool yarns from New England . ... In Interior British Columbia , Chilcotin basket makers adapted the coiling method , which usually produces round trays and cylindrical ...

Journal of the West