Nuu-chah-nulth materials, ACLS collection

Tla-o-qui-aht includes: Clayoquot
Ucluelet includes: Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ
Pentlatch includes: Puntlatch, Puntledge
Nuu-chah-nulth includes: Nootka, Nutka, Aht, Westcoast
K'ómoks includes: Comox
Kyuquot includes: Ka:'yu:'k't'h'
Hupacasath includes: Hupač̓asatḥ, Opetchesaht
Cheklesahht includes: Che:k:tles7et'h'
English | Nuu-chah-nulth
1895-1952 (bulk 1910-1914, 1931-1935)
Andrade, Manuel José, 1885-1941 | Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 | Bob, Tyee | Hunt, George | George, Hamilton | Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939 | Sayachapis, Tom | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967 | William
Architecture | British Columbia--History | Folklore | Linguistics | Music | Orthography and spelling | Personal names | Place names | Rites and ceremonies | Social life and customs
Still Image | Text
Correspondence | Dissertations | Drawings | Essays | Grammars | Maps | Musical scores | Notes | Photographs | Songs | Stories | Vocabularies
5600+ loose pages, 66,000+ slips, 29 notebooks
The Nuu-chah-nulth materials in the ACLS collection consist of a large body of various materials primarily collected by Franz Boas, Edward Sapir, George Hunt, and Morris Swadesh. The majority of the content pertains to Hupacasath and Tseshaht people in the Alberni Valley area, with the exception of the Hunt materials, which were recorded in the Yuquot area, Mowachaht territory. All of these materials are found in the "Nootka" section of the finding aid, which contains a full, detailed listing. The Boas materials consist of a lexicon of 1500+ word slips dating from the 1890s (item W2a.3). Hunt's "Nootka Tales" (item W2a.5) consist of large body of traditional stories written in English and later typed up by Sapir with additional notes. Sapir's materials comprise the bulk of this section overall. See especially his extremely voluminous "Miscellaneous Nootka material" (item W2a.18), the final item in the "Nootka" section, for which a detailed table of contents is available upon request. This set of materials includes 24 field notebooks with extensive stories (some unpublished or untranslated) and ethnographic notes, as well of 80 folders of typed up notes from the notebooks, arranged into categories. It also includes some photographs, censuses of Nuu-chah-nulth "bands" (1920-1921), and 10 folders notes derived by Sapir (and Swadesh?) from "NW Coast Sources and Archives," pertaining to the region more broadly, including information on Coast Salish culture and history. Finally, Swadesh's materials in this section include some additional ethnographic and linguistic field work, as well as extensive bodies of linguistic analysis of materials recorded by Sapir and himself. Brief passages on Comox and Pentlatch in Sapir's notes in loose folders. Detailed guide available upon request.
ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) Mss.497.3.B63c