• Short Summary

    After a night crossing of the Georgia Strait in HMCS Assiniboine, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh landed at Nanaimos, Vancouver Island, July 16 to be received in splendour by members of Indian tribes.

  • Description

    After a night crossing of the Georgia Strait in HMCS Assiniboine, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh landed at Nanaimos, Vancouver Island, July 16 to be received in splendour by members of Indian tribes.

    The coast Indians - including the Chehalis, the Kwakiutl and the Nanaimos - in full tribal dress poured out of their long houses to perform a dance of Welcome for the Royal visitors. Despite the strictly traditional note struck by the warriors their chiefs appeared in lounge suits.

    Four heavy sweaters were presented to the Queen and the Duke for themselves and for Prince Charles and Princess Anne. Another gift for Prince Philip was a miniature canoe.

    At a ceremony in Nanaimo Exhibition Park Her Majesty received the honorary title of Princess of the Salish tribe. This was the highest honour the Indians could bestow since their tribe does not have Queens. Queen Elizabeth was given the name Ar-On-Muthl which means "respected by all and mother of all peoples".

    Later, the Royal party drove 70 miles to Victoria, the provincial capital, where the Queen was to visit the Legislative Chamber with British Columbia's Premier, Mr. Bennett.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAKS4OVQDSJJBDIYTC4VP3Q3CY
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKS4OVQDSJJBDIYTC4VP3Q3CY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:13:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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