Historical Writing Competition 2007 – Thompson, Judy

2007 – Thompson, Judy

Recording their story: James Tiet and the TahltanThompson, J. (2007). Recording their story: James Tiet and the Tahltan. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre; Gatineau: Canadian Museum of Civilization; Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Recording Their Story describes the life of James Teit, one of Canada’s earliest ethnographers, and his work among the Tahltan people of northern British Columbia almost a century ago. Teit’s work collecting artifacts, taking photographs, recording songs, transcribing myths, and gathering information about social organization, ceremonial life, customs, and beliefs has proved invaluable. Today, this collection is the most important extant assemblage of the Tahltan’s heritage.