Chris Arnett is a PHD student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. His research interests are ethnography, ethnohistory, and archaeology with a special interest in rock art and oral histories. His dissertation topic is “A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Salishan Rock Painting” covering some 14 traditional territories in BC and Washington State. Chris has done ethnographic and archaeological fieldwork in the Stein River Valley for over 20 years and is currently analyzing the results of excavations at the largest Stein River pictograph site.
4000 Years: A History of the Rainforest, Sooke Region Museum and Archives 1989
They Write Their Dreams on the Rock Forever: Rock Writings of the Stein River Valley British Columbia. Co-author with Annie York and Richard Daly .Vancouver: Talonbooks 1993
The Terror of the Coast: Land Alienation and Colonial War on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 1849-1863 Vancouver:Talonbooks 1999
Two Houses Half - Buried in Sand: Oral traditions of the Hul’q’umi’num’ of Kuper Island and Vancouver Island by Beryl M. Cryer Vancouver:Talonbooks 2007