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Indian Rancherie and mouth of Fraser Canyon, 1885

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3069A/1

Scope and Contents

243 x 192 mm. A view looking towards the Fraser River and Canyon with mountains in the distance. In the foreground beside the river is an Indian Reservation of wooden cabins, with a section of line visible at the left of the picture. The word 'rancherie', indicating a settlement of Indians, probably comes from the communal plank-house of the Pacific Coast Indians: 'We pulled the goods ... into a near-by large Indian house, called in those days a rancheree ...' (Moberly, c.1906, p. 3).

Dates

  • Creation: 1885

Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Bibliography

For more information on the Canadian Pacific Railway, see pamphlet: Moberly, Walter (c.1906), 'Early history of Canadian Pacific Railway', Vancouver B.C.: Art, Historical and Scientific Association.

General

WS.

Finding aid date

2004-05-28 10:28:06+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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