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Alternate forms: Nitinat
Date: 1931-1932, 1935
Contributor: Haas, Mary R. (Mary Rosamond), 1910-1996 | Jasper | Peter, Chief | Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939 | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967
Extent: 14 notebooks and approximately 6700 slips
Description: The Ditidaht materials in the ACLS collection are found in the "Nitinat" section of the finding aid. The bulk of the material consists of field notebooks (item W2b.2, "Nitinat field notebooks") recorded by Mary Haas and Morris Swadesh primarily from Chief Peter (Batlisqawa) and his son Jasper of Port Renfrew in 1931. The notebooks include numerous texts of traditional stories, histories, autobiographical stories, and other content including place names, vocabularies, and grammatical notes. A full table of contents of these notebooks is available. An extensive lexical file of over 6700 terms, derived from these field notebooks, is also found in this collection as item W2b.1, "Nitinat lexical file". See the Ditidaht materials in the Mary Rosamond Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94) for additional notebooks and photographs recorded during this fieldwork.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)