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Heiltsuk
Alternate forms: Bella Bella, Haíɫzaqv
Date: circa 1923-1930
Extent: 2,219 slips; 5 notebooks; 175 pages; 243 pages
Description: The Heiltsuk materials in the ACLS collection are located in the "Bella Bella" section of the finding aid, which contains a full listing. The majority of the materials were recorded or assembled by Franz Boas and George Hunt in the 1920s and consist predominantly of texts with interlinear translations (some in English only), lingusitic notes, and lexical files. The item "Bella Bella notes" (item 4) by Herman Haeberlin contains color drawings of numerous Heiltsuk masks with accompanying commentary in English.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

A'wa'etłala | K'ómoks | Da'naxda'xw | Dzawada'enuxw | Gopinuxw | Gusgimukw | Gwa'sala | Gwatsinuxw | Gwawa'enuxw | Kwakwaka'wakw | Kwagu'ł | Kwikwasutinuxw | Ławitsis | Ma'a̱mtagila | Mamalilikala | Nak'waxda'xw | Namgis | Tłatłasikwala | Wiwekam | Wiweqayi | Ndau | Zulu | Heiltsuk
Alternate forms: Gwasilla, Gwawaenuk, K'omoks, Koskimo, Kwakiutl, Kwicksutaineuk, Laich-kwil-tach, Lekwiltok, Nakoaktok, Nakwoktak, Nimpkish, Quatsino, Tanakteuk, Tlowitsis, Tsawataineuk, Weiwaikai, Weiwaikum
Date: 1893-1951
Extent: Approx. 10,000 loose pages, 10 notebooks, 7000+ cards, 10+ maps
Description: The Kwakwaka'wakw materials in the ACLS collection are located predominantly in the "Kwakiutl" section of the finding aid, which contains a full listing of all materials (other relevant sections are "Northwest Coast", "Bella Bella (Heitsuk)", and item AfBnd.4 in "Non-American and non-linguistic material"). Some of the larger individual sets of materials listed within this section also have their own specific tables of contents (available upon request) detailing their often highly diverse contents. Overall, the vast majority of the material is made of of 1) manuscripts sent to Boas by George Hunt from the 1890s to the 1930s, frequently in both Kwak'wala and English, covering a very broad range of Kwakwaka'wakw history, culture, languages, customs, and traditions; and 2) field work materials recorded by Boas and Boas' own analyses of material sent by Hunt, covering a similar range of topics. Additional materials by other individuals focus especially on linguistic and ethnographic matters. Also see the "Kwakiutl materials, Franz Boas Papers," for information on the correspondence between Boas and Hunt, which gives additional context to the materials in the ACLS collection.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Heiltsuk | Wuikinuxv
Alternate forms: Awikenox, Bella Bella, Haíɫzaqv, Oweekano, Oowekeeno, Owikeno, Wuikenukv, Wikano, Wikeno
Date: circa 1889 and circa 1925
Type:Text
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)