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Contributor: Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
Extent: 7 leaves
Description: The Alaska materials, John Alden Mason Papers include notes regarding the description, history, and disposition of two totem poles from Sukkwan, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.
Collection: John Alden Mason Papers (Mss.B.M384)
Alternate forms: Niska, Nishga, Nisgha
Extent: 1 volume
Description: A work intended as a sequel to Barbeau (1953) Haida myths. In addition to discussing Skidegate and Masset carvers and their work, the author presents material on carvers as medicine men, material on shamanism and witchcraft, classification of the subjects of statuettes (chiefs and illustration of myths). An appendix includes myths recorded by William Beynon among the Skidegate, Tsimshian, and Nisga'a, from 1952-1954.
Collection: Haida carvers in argillite (Mss.970.6.B23h)
Contributor: Boas, Franz, 1858-1942
Extent: 2 notebooks
Description: The Haida materials in the Boas Field Notebooks and Anthropometric Data collection consist of varied linguistic or ethnographic notes, some possibly in German shorthand, located within Field notes 1888 #1 and Field notes 1888 #2.
Collection: Franz Boas early field notebooks and anthropometric data (Mss.B.B61.5)
Date: 1890, 1893, 1900-1911, 1915
Contributor: Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 | Deans, James | Durlach, Theresa | Haeberlin, Herman Karl, 1890-1918 | Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939 | Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Extent: 3000+ pages, 1400+ cards, 3 notebooks
Description: The Haida material in the ACLS collection consists of numerous materials that are primarily located in the "Haida" section of the finding aid. See this section for a complete listing. Prominent materials in this section includes Swanton's typescript draft versions of Haida stories from both Masset and Skidegate, recorded in 1900-1902. These versions are in Haida only, with some handwritten annotations, corrections, and English titles. Many were published, though not all. Notably, these manuscript include the Haida version of stories published in English only in Swanton's "Haida Texts and Myths--Skidegate dialect." Also included in this section are lexical files by Boas and Sapir derived from Boas and Swanton's materials. In the "Athapaskan" section of the finding aid, see Sapir's "Comparative Na-Dene dictionary," which includes extensive Haida material. In the "Chinook" section of the finding aid, see Boas' "Field notes on Chinookan and Salishan languages and Gitamat, Molala, and Masset," which includes vocabularies recorded in 1890, likely in Victoria, from a Haida speaker from Masset. In the "Tlingit" section of the finding aid, see Swanton's "Tlingit and Haida word list," including Haida vocabulary recorded at Howkan, Klinkwan, and Kassan.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Contributor: Voegelin, C. F. (Charles Frederick), 1906-1986
Extent: 2 folders
Description: Two items relating to the Haida language have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. Both are in Subcollection II. They consist of Haida material in a folder labeled "Miscellaneous languages" in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries I. Eskimo-Aleutian; and a separate Haida folder in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries II. Na-Dene.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)
Contributor: Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950
Extent: 1 folder
Description: An item on the origin of carved house posts, extracted from Judson (1917) (This likely refers to Myths and Legends of British North America by Katharine Berry Judson (1917).
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)
Date: December 31, 1839-January 1, 1840
Extent: 2 letters
Description: Discusses bow, quiver, and arrows of natives of Queen Charlotte Sound. Mentions Klickatat Indians. Includes sketch of a facade of a house.
Collection: John Fries Frazer Papers (Mss.B.F865)
Date: 1916-1950, 1959-1960, 1978-1979, 1983-1984
Contributor: Barbeau, Marius, 1883-1969 | Blackman, Margaret B. | Edwards, Elizabeth A., 1939- | Harrison, Charles | Norton, Helen H.
Genre: Concordance | Correspondence | Conversations | Correspondence | Dissertations | Elicitation sessions | Songs | Vocabularies | Stories
Extent: 2005 pages
Description: The Haida materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 6 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Barbeau; Blackman, Edwards, Harrison, and Norton.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)
Date: 1988-2004; 2002
Extent: 1 folder
Description: William Bright's Haida materials consist solely of correspondence with Robert Bringhurst on cross-cultural definitions of poetry, and typography, with a copy of the 2002 publication "Translating Haida Poetry: An Interview with Robert Bringhurst" (Series 1).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)
Culture: Anishinaabe | Cayuse | Klallam | Cree | Dakelh | Haida | Heiltsuk | Kalapuya | Klickitat | Ktunaxa | Nez Perce | Nisga'a | Nuxalk | Ojibwe | Secwépemc | Squamish | Syilx | Tlingit | Walla Walla
Alternate forms: Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Carrier, Haíɫzaqv, Kootenai, Kootenay, Kutenai, Nehiyaw, Okanagan, Okanagon, Saulteaux, Shuswap, Skwxwú7mesh, Clallam, S'Klallam, nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm, Niska, Nishga, Nisgha
Language(s): Cayuse | Klallam | Cree, Plains | Dakelh (ᑕᗸᒡ) | Haida | Heiltsuk-Oowekyala | Kalapuya | Kutenai | Nez Perce | Nisga'a | Nuxalk | Ojibwa, Western | Okanagan | Secwepemc | Squamish | Tlingit | Walla Walla
Contributor: Black, Samuel | Dorion, Babtiste | Gardiner, Meredith | McKenzie, Benjamin | Ogden, Peter | Townsend, John Kirk, 1809-1851
Subject: Linguistics | Alaska--History | Washington (State)--History | Idaho--History | Oregon--History | British Columbia--History | Ontario--History | Saskatchewan--History
Extent: 2 volumes
Description: This collection contains two manuscript volumes collected by the naturalist John Kirk Townsend, obtained by dictation from native speakers, people of mixed ancestry, and traders of the Hudson's Bay Company. The first volume contains a collection of multiple comparative vocabulary lists of languages of modern-day Washington, Idaho, Oregon, British Columbia, and Alaska, obtained by dictation from native speakers, people of mixed ancestry, and traders of the Hudson's Bay Company. Languages included are: "Okanagan" (N̓səl̓xcin), "Attnaha" or "Shoushwap" (Secwepemctsin), "Walla Walla (Sahaptin), "Squalyamish" (Squamish / Sḵwx̱wú7mesh ?), "Nooselalum" (Klallam / nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm), "Haeeltzuk" (Heiltsuk), "Billichoola" (Nuxalk), "Nass" (Nisga'a), "Haidah" (Haida), "Tongaase" (Tlingit, possibly inland variety), Nez Perce, Chinook [Jargon], "Carrier or Takelhé" (Dakelh), "Kayouse" (Cayuse), and "Kootenai" (Ktunaxa). The second volume is a collection of vocabulary lists of 19 Indigenous languages, primarily of the Pacific Northwest, re-copied from earlier notes in an orderly fashion with an index and additional introductory information on the area where each language is spoken and the source of the vocabulary. 15 of the vocabularies are re-copied out from the first volume in this collection. This volume includes the languages listed for that volume, plus Cree (possibly Plains Cree), "Kalapooyah" (Kalapuya), Klikatat (Sahaptin or Yakama), and "Seauteux" (Western Ojibwa/Ojibwe).
Collection: John Kirk Townsend Indian vocabularies collection (Mss.497.3.T66)