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NATURE
· Forests of Rain
FIRST PEOPLES
· An Important Heiltsuk Site
HISTORY
· Remote Places: Ocean Falls
This is a link to a map of the forests of British Columbia with optional close-ups of Northeastern British Columbia, Cariboo-Chilcotin and Central Coast.

FOCUS  Central Coast -- Wet Forest

An Important Heiltsuk Site
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This is a photograph of the dock at Bella Bella, with town in the background.
Dock at Bella Bella (Waglisla), 1986. M. Black.
There are about two thousand people living at Waglisla, which is also known as Bella Bella. Many more Heiltsuk live in Vancouver and other centres in British Columbia, and around the world.

The Heiltsuk are known as fine carvers, painters, weavers and canoe makers.

Transformation mask from Bella Bella, 1893, closed (left), open (right). RBCM 11.
This is a photograph, split in two, showing a colourfully painted transformation mask, closed on the left and open on the right.
Transformation mask opens and closes. RBCM 11.

This is a brief video showing a colourfully painted transformation mask opening and then closing.

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This is a photograph of a carved and colourfully painted wooden Chief's seat probably made by Captain Carpenter, with an option to zoom in.

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This is a photograph of carved and painted moon mask from Bella Bella.

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This is a photograph of wooden, painted box probably from Bella Bella, with an option to zoom in.

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This is a photograph of a wooden clapper in the form of Killer whale and man painted in red and black, with an option to zoom in.

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This is a photograph of a cedar bark hat, with red and black design from Bella Bella.

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This is a photograph of a basket made by Mrs. Windsor of Bella Bella.

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This is a photograph of a killer whale brooch by Stanley George.

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This is an image of a serigraph by David Gladstone of Miasala the Salmon Chief, in blue, red and black.

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This is a photograph of a green and white cap with printed logo of the Qatuwas Festival, a historic gathering of canoes at Bella Bella, with an option to zoom in on the logo.

A video of a Transformation mask from Bella Bella opening and closing.
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