Mary Edetoak, a patient, who still has traditional Inuit tattoos

  • Record Information – Brief
    Hierarchical level:
    Item
    Date:
    1958
    Reference:
    Box number: 77
    Item no. (creator):
    86893
    Type of material:
    Photographs
    Found in:
    Archives / Collections and Fonds
    Item ID number:
    4949445
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  • Date(s):
    1958
    Bilingual equivalent:
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    Place:
    Charles Camsell Indian Hospital, Edmonton (Alta.):
    Place of creation:
    Alberta
    Extent:
    1 photograph : b&w negative.
    Inventory no.: 28020
    Language of material:
    English
    Scope and content:
    Photograph taken in Edmonton, Alberta. NFB Photo Story: Charles Camsell Indian Hospital: For An Excusive Clientele.
    Additional name(s):
    Additional information:
    General Note:
    Historically, all Inuit women received tattoos as a rite of passage. They were most often on the face and hands but could also be on the arms, legs, and/or chest.
    Source of title:
    Title based on the following caption from the NFB Photo Story: Among the hospital's Eskimo patients is Mary Edetoak from Spence Bay. She belongs to one of the few remaining groups who still use tattoo marks; the custom is losing popularity with the younger generations.
    Subject heading:
    Source:
    Government
    Other accession no.:
    1971-271 NPC
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    Terms of use:
    Credit: Library and Archives Canada/National Film Board fonds/e011176882; Copyright: Expired; Restrictions on Use: Nil

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