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Kwakwaka'wakw
Alternate forms: Kwakiutl
Language(s): English
Date: 1934
Type:Text
Extent: 18 letters
Description: The Kwakwaka'wakw material in the Boas-Rukeyser collection primarily consists of a series letters to and from Dan Cranmer written in 1934. These letters all been digitized and can be accessed via links the finding aid. Other correspondence files in this collection may contain some additional Kwakwaka'wakw-related content.
Collection: Boas-Rukeyser Collection (Mss.B.B61ru)

A'wa'etłala | Comox | Da'naxda'xw | Dzawada'enuxw | Gopenoxw | Gusgimukw | Gwa'sala | Gwatsinuxw | Gwawa'enuxw | Kwakwaka'wakw | Kwagu'ł | Kwikwasutinuxw | Ławitsis | Lekwiltok | Ma'a̱mtagila | Mamalilikala | Nakwaxda'xw | Namgis | Tłatłasikwala | Wiwekam | Wiweqayi
Alternate forms: Gwasilla, Gwawaenuk, K'omoks, Koskimo, Kwakiutl, Kwicksutaineuk, Laich-kwil-tach, Nakoaktok, Nakwoktak, Nimpkish, Quatsino, Tanakteuk, Tlowitsis, Tsawataineuk, Weiwaikai, Weiwaikum
Language(s): English | German | Kwak'wala
Date: 1885-1942
Type:Text
Extent: 1 linear foot
Description: This collection contains the bulk of correspondence between Franz Boas and his professional colleagues, though there are also other Boas collections in the library. The correspondents listed above contain some correspondence related to the culture or language listed in this entry. The largest correspondence is that of George Hunt, which took place from 1894-1933 and runs around 1000 pages. A full index for this correspondence is available upon request, and includes cross references to the locations (in other APS collections) of fieldwork and other materials referred to in the letters. Other correspondences primarily about Kwakwaka'wakw matters are that of the Cadwalladers, Dan Cranmer, John Fillmore (concerning the transcription of Boas' cylinder recordings of Kwakiutl songs), Alfred I. Hall, and C. J. Nowell. In the finding aid listings for some of these correspondents, the individual letters pertaining to this culture or language will be identified by a subject heading, though for some correspondents this indexing has not yet been completed. Some letters may contain only brief mentions of work being conducted in relation to the topic. Some additional correspondences in this collection that have not yet been indexed may also contain additional material.
Collection: Franz Boas Papers (Mss.B.B61)

Gusgimukw | Gwawa'enuxw | Haida | Kwakwaka'wakw | Nak'waxda'xw | Nuu-chah-nulth
Alternate forms: Kwakiutl, Koskimo, Laich-kwil-tach, Lekwiltok, Nootka, Quatsino
Language(s): English | Kwak'wala
Date: undated, and 1920-1942
Type:Text
Extent: 12+ folders; 4 notebooks
Description: The Kwakwaka'wakw materials in the Franz Boas Professional Papers consist of numerous folders containing Kwakwaka'wakw stories (some by George Hunt), notes on songs (much of it by the Namgis chief, Dan Cranmer), ethnographic and historical information, and linguistic notes on the Kwak'wala language. See items listed under "Boas, Franz -- Kwakiutl," for some materials, including those by Dan Cranmer. Under "Hunt, George - Kwakiutl," there are notebooks and texts, including 6 texts in Boas's hand in Kwak'wala with English interlinear translation. These includes "Host Speech for great great feast," two texts on "Supernatural Experience" and marriage told by Mrs. George Hunt, and Hë'mănis told by Gi'galas (Gwawa'enuxw), with revised version written by George Hunt. Finally, see the folder labeled "Kwakiutl material (on names)," which contains lists of names of plants, birds, specific people, positions, coppers, and other matters, primarily provided by Dan Cranmer.
Collection: Franz Boas Personal and Professional Papers (Mss.B.B61p)

Nuu-chah-nulth
Alternate forms: Nootka, Yuquot
Language(s): English | Nuu-chah-nulth
Date: circa 1904 and circa 1930s
Type:Text
Genre: Drawings | Songs
Extent: 2 folders
Description: The Nuu-chah-nulth materials in the Franz Boas Professional Papers consist of 2 items. One item is listed under Boas' "Kwakiutl songs and linguistic notes" and includes notes on some songs of Nuu-chah-nulth origin. The second item is listed under Hunt as "Yuquot whalers' shrine diagram" and consists of George Hunt's hand-drawn diagram of the layout of Yuquot Whalers' Shrine, subsequently removed from Yuquot and sent to the American Museum of Natural History in New York. A modified version of the diagram was printed as plate IV ("Plan of ceremonial house") in Franz Boas' "The Religion of the Kwakiutl Indians" (1930).
Collection: Franz Boas Personal and Professional Papers (Mss.B.B61p)