Thursday, December 9, 2010

Porter, M. (1900) Photo: BC Archives. November 29, 2010.

The small pox epidemic in 1864 and 1868 wiped out the majority of the Tahltan population. By the 1900's the population dropped to a low of 268. You aren't able to tell the effects of that tradegy in Mary
Porters picture of a Tahltan woman dressed in stylish European clothes. The Tahltan people are rediscovering their customs and beliefs and are recovering in numbers today.

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