The Wsanec and Their Neighbours: Diamond Jenness on the Coast Salish of Vancouver Island, 1935

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The Wsanec and Their Neighbours: Diamond Jenness on the Coast Salish of Vancouver Island, 1935 - Jenness, Diamond, and Richling, Barnett (Editor)
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In 1935, National Museum of Canada anthropologist Diamond Jenness did several months of fieldwork with the Coast Salish peoples of southwestern Vancouver Island. His main focus was the WSANEC, then a little-known group whose reserves lay on the Saanich Peninsula, a short distance from Victoria. Here, and later in neighbouring areas, local elders shared with him their knowledge of the "old ways," a mode of living they all knew at first-hand in their younger days. Covering a wide array of subjects, everything from fishing ...

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