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T'sou-ke Woman : 'Sooke Indian Woman, South Coast, Vancouver Island'
5.7 x 4.5 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Photograph of a T'sou-ke woman from the south coast of Vancouver Island in a head and shoulders length portrait, facing the viewer. She wears a blanket, wrapped closely around her shoulders secured with a ?bone fastening.
This woman was a member of the T'sou-ke Nation who derived their name from the Northern Straits Salish word for a species of stickleback fish that live nearby. The town of Sooke in British Columbia on the south of Vancouver Island takes its name from these people.