In this Edward Curtis site somewhere as he took the photo showing that Natives ring knife but I cant find a year. Maybe someone else will see it. But regardless its a beautiful set of photographs.
So if these are original period images, they must be post America Civil War era 1860s. Cowichan, a group of Coast Salish peoples who live in the Cowichan Valley region on Vancouver Island. Keith.
I do believe they are later period. I wasnt aware they were near Vancouver. I think thats where they shot that History Channel survival show Alone? Where everyone could barely survive. I wonder what the Natives would have done in that area. Defnitely a wet and cold place.