25 & 25 to 40 feet long. Others quite small & light easily shot along by boys & women or carried from place to place by two men. Before the whites brought in iron stone axes were used. These Indians are at home in their canoes Fish abundant Even the small children paddle skillfully both boys & girls use a paddle as [instinctively] naturally
28 as birds their wings. [sketch of paddle] Dominion Day was being [held] celebrated in New Westminster while we were there. The little village was crowded with people from Victoria & Nanimo. Mosquitoes [sketch: 300 ft [Left] up]
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
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