Lehman Point
This Lehman Point is dated 6500-3500 BP. These points were used as spear points during the Middle Period of Plateau Prehistory. People during this time were adapting to a semi-permanent habitation cycle as the Plateau Pithouse Tradition was beginning at 4500…


Birch Bark Basket
Birch baskets were used for gathering and for storage. The baskets are made from a strip of bark from the Paper Birch tree and it is stitched together with split cedar root. The rim was made by sewing a saskatoon branch around the top of the basket to make…

Antler Digging Stick Handle
Antler digging stick handles were used to dig roots that were used for food, medicine, and technology. A stick of fire hardened chokecherry, saskatoon, or hawthorn would be inserted through the perforation, and was the main part of the tool. This digging stick…

Nesikep Point
Although it may look like an arrowhead, the Nesikep Point is considered a projectile point. This projectile point is from the Middle Period in Plateau Prehistory with a date ranging from 6000-4500 BP. During this period, the Secwepemc were living a nomadic…

Fishing Spear
These fishing spears were crafted to a wooden shaft. Fish were speared either from a canoe or by standing in the water. They were also used as fish fences and wires where large quantities of fish were harvested.

Handmade Deer Hide Dress
This handmade Secwepemc deer hide dress was made by Lena (Moses) Dennis of the Neskonlith Band in the 1950’s. Lena passed away at age 68 in the late 1970’s. She was the mother of Neskonlith elder Sarah Deneault, and grandmother to Lucille Deneault, who had…

Wooden Digging Stick
This is a wooden digging stick that was made by Secwepemc elder Dr. Mary Thomas for the museum. This stick was fire hardened to make it stronger.

Canoe (Top View)
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Chief's Regalia Head Dress
The Chief’s Regalia head dress is made primarily of a coyote pelt with the tail down the back. Ermine pelts were attached to the front sides. Other decorations on this piece include horse hair, porcupine quill embroidery, hawk feathers, rabbit fur and glass…