Klee Wyck is a memoir of Emily Carr’s travels on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada, at the beginning of the 20th century.
The title was taken from the name the local people gave Carr, meaning ‘Laughing One’. She is famous as an artist for painting the Totems of the native people and scenes and landscapes of Native Indian life. In Klee Wyck she employs her skill as a diarist to describe not only the Totems and landscape but also the Indian character. The stories focus on the people she met in the villages while traveling, capturing a way of life rich in custom and culture.