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Culture: A'wa'etłala | K'ómoks | Da'naxda'xw | Dzawada'enuxw | Gopinuxw | Gusgimukw | Gwa'sala | Gwatsinuxw | Gwawa'enuxw | Kwakwaka'wakw | Kwagu'ł | Kwikwasutinuxw | Ławitsis | Lekwiltok | Ma'a̱mtagila | Mamalilikala | Nak'waxda'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
Contributor: Averkieva, Julia | Barbeau, Marius, 1883-1969 | Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 | Bunzel, Ruth Leah, 1898-1990 | Cadwallader, W. J. | Cadwallader, H. T., Mrs. | Cadwallader, Jane | Cranmer, Dan | Dawson, George Mercer, 1849-1901 | Fairbairn, Archibald Macdonald Duff, 1888-1979 | Fillmore, John Comfort, 1843-1898 | Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923 | Goode, G. Brown (George Brown), 1851-1896 | Hall, Alfred I. | Halliday, W. H. | Hunt, George | Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908 | McGee, William J. | Nowell, Charles James, 1870-1956 | Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1874-1941 | Seler, Eduard, 1849-1922 | Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975 | Sutton, William J. | Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958 | Teit, James Alexander, 1864-1922 | Tylor, Edward B. (Edward Burnett), 1832-1917 | Vowell, A. T.
Subject: Archaeology | British Columbia--History | Ethnography | Fishing | Hunting | Linguistics | Kinship | Museums | Music | Social life and customs
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)
Alternate forms: Kwakiutl, Koskimo, Laich-kwil-tach, Lekwiltok, Nootka, Quatsino
Date: undated, and 1920-1942
Subject: Botany | British Columbia--History | Linguistics | Music | Personal names | Rites and ceremonies | Social life and customs
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)