Who was Bill Reid?

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Discover some of the influences that shaped Bill Reid’s identity.

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Bill Reid age 1 year with his mother, 1921

Bill Reid was raised by his mother who had attended an Anglican residential school, and assimilated and emulated Euro-Canadian values.

Bill Reid and his mother
Hyder, Alaska
1921
Courtesy Bill Reid Estate



Perspectives on Bill Reid

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In his own words

At different times throughout his life, Bill Reid spoke about questions of identity. Hear what he had to say.