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storage basket

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact12639
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.4184.1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.4184.1
Description
Tub shaped coiled cedar root basket with cedar root foundation and overcast rim. Walls of basket flare slightly towards rim. Imbricated with designs in red cherry bark and grass. Design is known as cluster of flies. The foot on the bottom of the basket, made from two extra rows of coiling, is a feature that protects the base of the basket from wear and tear. White beading on the foot. Interior Salish: Nlaka’pamux: Spuzzum possibly
Object History
White beading on the foot of the basket is said to be a feature typical of Spuzzum. This was reported by basket makers from that community during collections research conducted at MOA to Sharon Fortney and Bill Mclennan.
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Culture
Nlaka'pamux
Subjects
Persons
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Container
Container - Baskets
Record Type
Artifact
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hand maul

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact15555
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV983.32.13
Description
Nipple topped stone maul. Nipple topped stone maul. It has a crack through the entire shaft and the two halves look of different colour and stone type. There is a large chip missing along the crack.
Object History
The donor was of European decent and was given this maul by an unidentified person. In general, hand mauls are used in woodworking todrive antler wedges or spreading sticks into logs and split planks. They were also used in combination with chisels for detail work. Their presence at an archeological site is viewed as evidence of long term habitations. They are associated with house building, canoe building, housepost and welcome figure carving. Nipple top hand mauls are identified as Marpole Culture (400 BC - 400 AD).
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Culture
First Nations
Subjects
Persons
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Maul
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Artifact
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stone anchor

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact15961
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV983.60.1
Description
Smooth gray stone with a irregularly shaped hole on the narrower end of the stone.
Object History
Anchor used to secure a house post, or post supporting a wall. Large stone with hole through center,
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Record Type
Artifact
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paddle

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact16839
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV980.2.131
Description
Men’s paddle carved from cedar wood. The shaft is flattened with a "T" style grip mortised at top The blade is flat with one side of the tip missing. There are other cracks in the blade.
Object History
Style of blade indicates it is a man’s paddle, for everyday use (see Barnett 1955:116). Anthropologist Homer Barnett notes: “Paddles were made of yellow cedar, yew, and maple. Those of maple and cedar were painted, the man’s being black and the woman’s red. A smoky pitch fire and oil gave an impenetrable black (116). Men’s paddles had a crutch or crosspiece handle – either one piece or doweled on. There were different shapes of paddles for women, steering, sealing and night hunting.
Marks/Labels
"Yale" written on tag.
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Yale
School/Style
Coast Salish
Subjects
Persons
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Transportation
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Artifact
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hunting bow

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact16840
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV980.2.132
Description
Small maple hunting bow. A leather thong is tied to one end of the bow. It is loose at the other end, although, there is a knot that could slip over the bow. There are traces of green paint on the wood. Interior Salish: Nlaka’pamux: Spuzzum First Nation
Object History
Homer Barnett writes about Coast Salish bows: “the main hunting bow did not differ from the one used in fighting. It was made of yellow cedar root when this wood could be obtained from the mountains. The trunk wood was also used. An alternative was yew. Inferior bows for ducks and other birds were made from hardhack. Bows were about three or four feet long/ The were rather flat and were about the breadth of three fingers at the widest parts on either side of the grip, which was constricted and slightly thicker. They tapered from the centre towards both ends. The ends were curved away from the holder for a better string purchase (1955:100)
Plant fibres were seldom made into bow strings. More common were two-ply cords of sinew or gut. Atypically, a skin thong was used (1955:101).
Marks/Labels
There is writing inscribed on the inside of the bow, which reads: “1925" "Made for me by Spuzzum chief.”
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Spuzzum
School/Style
Coast Salish
Culture
Nlaka'pamux
Subjects
Persons
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Armament
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Artifact
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storage basket

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact17680
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV978.2.12
Description
Rectangular coiled cedar root basket with cedar slat foundation. Parallel slat construction for lid, which is covered in beaded designs. Overcast handles attach to the front and back of basket at both ends. Conoid lid fits overtop of the basket, rather than lying flat. Basket body is completely imbricated with canary grass, black-dyed and red cherry bark. This amount of decoration more common on older pieces and was used to protect the surface of the basket. Leather hinges attach lid to body of basket and there are leather ties at front on lid and body of basket. Possible ladder design. Interior Salish: Nlaka’pamux
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Culture
Nlaka'pamux
Subjects
Persons
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Container
Container - Baskets
Record Type
Artifact
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basket

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact17681
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV978.2.13
Description
Nut-shaped, coiled cedar root basket with cedar root foundation and watch-spring base and lid construction. Hinged lid is attached with leather ties. Covered in beading, where in the decorative elements are laid flat on surface, rather than folded into cedar root stitches as is done with imbrication. Designs are in red and black dyed cherry bark. Interior Salish: Nlaka’pamux
Object History
Nut-shaped baskets are identified as one of the oldest types by Haeberlin and Teit (1928: 202-3). They were used for storing berries and were also common work baskets for women, used to hold small tools – awls, thread, shells, trinkets and other odds and ends (202).
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Culture
Nlaka'pamux
Subjects
Persons
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Container
Container - Baskets
Record Type
Artifact
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projectile point

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact19193
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV002.57.6
Description
Projectile point, stone; rounded end. Bifacially flaked – stone removed on both sides of the point; basalt and lead shaped
Object History
The donor inherited this artifact from his mother, Katherine Maude (Kitty) Peers, who inherited them from her father, Louis Claude Hill. The artifacts were found on his farm at Douglas Road and Sperling Avenue (now site of Burnaby Village Museum).
Culture Phase: Possibly Locarno Beach phase (3520 -2200 Before Present)
Subjects
Persons
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Armament
Archeological Specimen
Name Access
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
Geographic Access
Burnaby Village Museum
Brookfield Farm
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Record Type
Artifact
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projectile point

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact19194
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV002.57.7
Description
Projectile point, stone; indented on one side. Triangular stemmed projectile point
Object History
The donor inherited this artifact from his mother, Katherine Maude (Kitty) Peers, who inherited them from her father, Louis Claude Hill. The artifacts were found on his farm at Douglas Road and Sperling Avenue (now site of Burnaby Village Museum).
Culture Phase: Possibly Locarno Beach phase (3520 -2200 Before Present)
Subjects
Persons
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Armament
Archeological Specimen
Name Access
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
Peers, Robert Claude Kenrick "Bob"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby Village Museum
Brookfield Farm
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Record Type
Artifact
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projectile point

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact19195
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV002.57.8
Description
Projectile point, stone. Lancelot, parallel stemmed – stem has straight sides (squared off appearance).
Object History
The donor inherited this artifact from his mother, Katherine Maude (Kitty) Peers, who inherited them from her father, Louis Claude Hill. The artifacts were found on his farm at Douglas Road and Sperling Avenue (now site of Burnaby Village Museum).
Longer points like this were used on spears; sometimes in combination with a tool called an atl atl (spear thrower).
Culture Phase: Possibly Locarno Beach phase (3520 -2200 Before Present)
Subjects
Persons
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Armament
Archeological Specimen
Name Access
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
Geographic Access
Burnaby Village Museum
Brookfield Farm
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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berry basket

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact27527
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV974.119.1
Description
Trapezoidal shaped, coiled cedar root basket with cedar slat foundation. Finished with an overcast rim with root foundation. Design elements missing from one side of the basket, which is uncommon but has been seen on cradles from the Mount Currie area (Interior Salish: Lil'wat). It was perhaps the side that rests on the wearer's back. Steeply angled sides.
Coast Salish: Sḵwx̱wú7mesh? Interior Salish: Stl’atl’imx: Lil’wat?
Object History
The donor reported that the baskets were traded in the early 1920s for clothes by the donor's mother, who lived in North Vancouver. Her mother told her the "Capilano Indians" used to go door to door with their baskets in North Vancouver.
Design elements missing from one side of the basket – possibly the side that would have rested against the owner’s back.
Steeply angled sides keep berries from crushing those at bottom of basket. Work baskets have sides that are more rounded.
Baskets like these were used with a woven tumpline (wool strap) that was worn against the forehead, while basket was carried on back.
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Culture
Stl’atl’imx
Subjects
Persons
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Container
Container - Baskets
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Documents
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work basket

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact27528
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV974.119.2
Description
Rectangular coiled cedar root basket with cedar slat foundation and remnants of a loopwork rim. The shiny appearance of this grass suggests it is canary grass. Black dyed and red cherry bark are used for the zigzag designs. Coast Salish: Sḵwx̱wú7mesh?
Object History
The donor reported that the baskets were traded in the early 1920s for clothes by the donor's mother, who lived in North Vancouver. Her mother told her the "Capilano Indians" used to go door to door with their baskets in North Vancouver.
Zig zags are sometimes referred to as lightening or snake tracks.
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Culture
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh
Subjects
Persons
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Container
Container - Baskets
Record Type
Artifact
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basket

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact27529
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV974.119.3
Description
Rectangular coiled cedar root basket with cedar slat foundation, lid has parallel slat construction and is covered with beaded designs edged by imbrication in canary grass. Basket has a flat lid that is hinged to body with leather ties. A mistake was made in how the design was applied to one end of this basket. This is not common as many weavers would correct this mistake. Completely imbricated walls, beaded design on lid. Coast Salish: Sḵwx̱wú7mesh?
Object History
The donor reported that the baskets were traded in the early 1920s for clothes by the donor's mother, who lived in North Vancouver. Her mother told her the "Capilano Indians" used to go door to door with their baskets in North Vancouver.
Diamonds are considered a star pattern and are common to Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Nlaka’pamux basketry. The main design resembles a ladder or fence and is uncommon.
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Culture
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh
Subjects
Persons
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Container
Container - Baskets
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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comb basket

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact29797
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.69.4
Description
Rectangular shaped coiled cedar root basket with cedar slat foundations and triangular shaped posterior wall that is higher than the other three. There is a small opening at the top of this wall to allow the basket to be hung.
Designs are done in black dyed cherry bark. Beaded designs are made by laying decorative materials flat over the surface of the coils, and securing them in place with alternating stitches of the cedar root.
Coast Salish: Tsleil-Waututh?
Object History
A comb basket that was created for sale or trade. The chevron shaped designs are associated with flying geese, and are also used for knitting and weavings. The designs at the top of the basket, above the opening, are called cluster of flies. These designs are common amongst the Coast Salish. There are spaces where the foundation materials show, rows are not even width, the beaded designs are irregular. These are often traits associated with learning.
Measurements
Wth. 3 1/2 inches X Lth. 8 1/4 inches
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
School/Style
Coast Salish
Culture
Tsleil-Waututh
Subjects
Persons
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Container
Container - Baskets
Record Type
Artifact
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Mountain Goat Horn Spoon

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact30018
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.73.177
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.73.177
Description
Horn spoon with fine carving on the narrow handle. Material is very dark.
Object History
Along the Northwest Coast, in general, undecorated spoons of wood and horn were used in everyday life, while more elaborately carved versions were used on special occasions. Horn spoons were often passed down in families as heirlooms, such spoons are generally darker in colour than those of recent manufacture. The bowls of these spoons are too large to place in the mouth, so food is sipped from the sides or the end.
The bowl of the mountain goat horn spoon is made from the larger part of the horn, at the base. The handle is made from the tip. It is straightened out by steaming in a wooden mould and then scored out inside as part of the shaping process
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
School/Style
Coast Salish
Culture
Haida
Subjects
Persons
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Food Service Tools and Equipment
Record Type
Artifact
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basket

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact30051
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.79.1
Description
Rectangular coiled cedar root basket with cedar slat foundation. Parallel slat base and lid. Walls of basket flare slightly towards the rim. Basket has a conoid lid – one that fits over top of a flange on the rim of the basket. Rim is inset. Sets of triangular shaped stitches attach base to walls. Base of basket is protected by a foot, one slat high. Grass used for imbricated designs has a flat appearance typical of cattail grass. Black dyed and red cherry bark used for other design elements. Handles missing.
Object History
Design variant is uncommon. This may be a zoomorphic design possibly representing an animal head or flying bird.
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
School/Style
Coast Salish
Subjects
Persons
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Container
Container - Baskets
Record Type
Artifact
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hand maul

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact34041
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.26.1
Description
Conical topped stone maul; damaged area on one side; broken area at bottom edge.
Object History
Maul was found in the late 1920s by Joseph Theodore Dorman on his property on Cliff Avenue, between Halifax and Broadway. In general, hand mauls are used in woodworking todrive antler wedges or spreading sticks into logs and split planks. They were also used in combination with chisels for detail work. Their presence at an archeological site is viewed as evidence of long term habitations. They are associated with house building, canoe building, housepost and welcome figure carving. Nipple top hand mauls are identified as Marpole Culture (400 BC - 400 AD).
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Subjects
Persons
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Maul
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Documents
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hand maul

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact34042
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.26.2
Description
Nipple topped stone maul. There is a damaged area on one side and the bottom edge is badly chipped. There are blackish oily stains on the side of the maul.
Object History
Was found in the late 1920s by Joseph Theodore Dorman on his property on Cliff Avenue, between Halifax and Broadway.
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Culture
First Nations
Subjects
Persons
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Maul
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Artifact
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