Shuswap Indians Performing Passion Play

As I began sorting through the BC Archives under the key words Thompson Indians I came across these interesting images of Thompson people in Kamloops performing a passion play in 1901. Very interesting images which tell a story I do not have time to pursue, yet worth sharing. As I have looked further it turns out this is a group of Scwepmec doing a passion play.

Thompson Indians Passion Play

This project is not only about uncovering the History of Nlaka’pamux tattooing it is also to show the history of colonization of Nlaka’pamux people. These pictures speak clearly about that process.

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