". . . by evening the same day we arrived at the village of Tsatsisnukomi, in whose bay we lay. The crescent beach was fringed with a single row of buildings, mostly weathered gray, and comprising community houses, both habitable and derelict, and a hill clothed by the forest rose steeply behind. A fine canoe with a painted prow lay on the beach. The only totems visible were within a dismantled community-house, and served as supports for the mighty rafters. There were other supports too--stout, round, fluted pillars of wood, that recalled the columns of a ruined temple in the fading light."
Phillips Wet Paint, n.d.:101
"Adatsa and Du'ta invited some old friends to dinner at their home in Alert Bay. After the meal we sat down to watch the CBC television program* on Emily Carr. When her painting of the house interior at Tsadzis'nukwaame' appeared, Jack Peters leapt from his chair exclaiming "my father's house, my father's house"."
*Part I-Growing Pains; Part II-Little Old Lady on the Edge of No Where. Nancy Ryley, producer/director, CBC Television 1975
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