Wuikinuxv materials, ACLS collection
Alternate forms: Awikenox | Bella Bella | Haíɫzaqv | Oweekano | Oowekeeno | Owikeno | Wuikenukv | Wikano | Wikeno
Date: circa 1889 and circa 1925
Extent: 50-100 pages
Description: The Wuikinuxv materials in the ACLS collection are incompletely identified as they have been historically intermixed in among materials on neighboring cultures and are not well distinguished by the collectors' documentation. The materials were recorded by Franz Boas and George Hunt, generally in relation to work done at Rivers Inlet. In the "Bella Bella (Heiltsuk)" section of the finding aid, the item "Bella Bella texts, Vocabularies and paradigms" (Item W1b.3), contains at least 30 pages of texts in Oowekyala, with interlinear Kwak'wala and English. In the same section, item W1b.5, "Bella Bella Texts," may also contain some vocabulary or tri-lingual interlinear texts that are Oowekyala. "Heiltsuk and Oowekyala notes" (Item W1a.23) includes two pages of Wuikinuxv notes and German translations, which is undated by may come from Boas's early field work in British Columbia in the late 1880s. In the "Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw)" section of the finding aid, some possible Wuikinuxv phrases are personal names are included in "Kwakiutl ethnographic materials" (Item 31). Additional materials may be distinguished in the future as further detailed indexing of the Boas & Hunt materials is conducted.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)