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JAMES ALEXANDER TEIT

In 1910-12, world famous ethnographer James Alexander Teit (shown at left) built a house in Spences Bridge for his wife and family. Today, the house sits as one of the last remaining historical buildings in the village and it is from this house that The Rattler is currently produced.

Teit was a self-taught botanist, ethnologist and photographer who published 2,200 pages of ethnological material in addition to thousands of pages of unpublished works. He amassed a significant collection of native artifacts, several of which are on display at the Merritt Museum and Archives in Merritt, BC.

Photography was used extensively as part of Teit’s documentation of the culture of the Interior tribes of BC and many of his photographs can be viewed online at the
Canadian Museum of Civilization.

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TEIT LINKS

TEIT BIOGRAPHY

JAMES TEIT ON WIKIPEDIA

JAMES A. TEIT: HIS CONTRIBUTION TO CANADIAN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY

About N'laka'pamux Basketry and the work of James Alexander Teit (1864-1922)

Scots In BC

Teit Biographical


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