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  1. These two films of the Gallup Ceremonial were given to the museum by Miss M.K. Gibson in 1946. There is no further information about the donor, except that she lived in Pennsylvania and that she had made the films herself in 1939.
    The Gallup Ceremonial is an annual event, taking place in the summer in Gallup, New Mexico. First Nations from all over the United States meet for the festival which runs for several days. There are dance performances, rodeos and parades as well as markets and displays of arts and crafts.
    Miss Gibson’s films show rodeos, parades and dances filmed on the 18th and 19th of August 1939.
    In her notes about the films, Miss Gibson describes the content of this film as follows:
    Morning parade through main street of Gallup. Music by The Ceremonial Band. This is the famous Santa Fe All-Indian Band of Winslow Arizona with 30 musicians from Laguna, Tewa, Yuma, Mission, Azteca, Navajo and Isleta Tribes. Mr. Guy Maktima, a Hopi, is the Director. Indian sports, races, games, including bronco busting and steer-riding. At Lyon Memorial Park. Dances: not necessarily in this order: Buffalo Dance, Hopi of Toreva. Devil Dance, Mescalero Apache, New Mexico. Round Dance, Cheyenne Indians of Oklahoma. Shield Dance, Picuris Indians. Hunting Dance, Zuni Indians. Mud Dance, Navajo Inidians. Saturday, Aug. 19th, 1939. Dances, not necessarily in this order: Butterfly Dance, Hopi of Moencopi. Squat Dance, Kiowa of Oklahoma. Deer Dance, San Juan Indians. Yei-be-chai, Navajo Indians. Hunting Dance, San Ildefonso Indians. Mud Dance, Navajo Indians.'

    Accession Number: 1946.8.43

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  2. Chilcotin people gaffing and drying salmon along the Chilko River downstream from Chilko Lake.

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  3. Urbanization of first nations reserve creates partnerships across the country and builds economically sustainable communities for First Nations.

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  4. This is a collage created for the Talking Stick Festival in 2009. It documents a First Nations youth carving program where a canoe was made from a cedar tree that was blown down in the 2006 wind storms in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia. The program was sponsored by the Vancouver Police Department.

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