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Nuxalk
Alternate forms: Bella Coola, Bellacoola
Language(s): English | German | Nuxalk
Date: 1937 and undated
Extent: approx. 150 pages, and 1 notebook
Description: The Nuxalk materials in the ACLS collection consist of items in multiple sections of the finding aid. In the "Bella Coola" section, there are Boas' working ethnographic notes with some linguistic information, with page references to other unidentified documents, and Newman's "grammatical summaries" giving analysis of different aspects of the Nuxalk language. In the "Chinook" section of the finding aid, Boas' "Field notes on Chinookan and Salishan languages and Gitamat], Molala, and Masset," notebook 3 includes Nuxalk vocabulary and ethnographic notes, partially written in German shorthand. Finally, in the "Kwakiutl" section of the finding aid, Boas' "Kwakiutl ethnographic notes" (item 29) includes pencil sketches of Bella Coola houses, and Boas & Hunt's "Kwakiutl ethnographic materials" (item 31), includes an origin story of the "Naxalkem" (presumably Nuxalk), written in English by Hunt.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)