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Culture: Atikamekw | Dene | Hopi | Makah | Inca | Yurok | Hupa | Yuki | Maidu | Miwok | Cahuilla | Mojave | Pomo | Chukchi | Kwakwaka'wakw | Nuu-chah-nulth | Salish | Maya | Ktunaxa | Arawak
Alternate forms: Athabaskan, Athapascan, Têtes-de-Boules, Têtes de Boules, Tete de Boule, Hoopa, Mohave, Kwakiutl, Nootka, Kutenai, Kootenai, Kootenay, Na:tini-xwe
Contributor: Hallowell, A. Irving (Alfred Irving), 1892-1974
Subject: History | Ethnography | Linguistics | Basketry | Textiles | Population | Botany | Tools | Architecture | Clothing and dress | Marriage customs and rites | Tobacco | Material culture | Religion | Art | Hunting | Animals | Physical anthropology | Psychology | Mounds | Art | Painting | Cartography | Sculpture | Material culture | Canoes and canoeing
Genre: Bibliographies | Lecture notes | Charts | Newspaper clippings | Drawings | Reading notes | Postcards
Description: Materials from a wide range of indigenous cultures around the world are scattered throughout Series V of the A. Irving Hallowell Papers. Hallowell was interested in comparative ethnology on a number of topics including Bear Ceremonialism, textiles, artistic representations of Native people, basketry, kinship, pre-history, the development of language, family and marriage, nets and netting, etc. Much of this material constitutes Hallowell's reading notes on secondary sources and his research for very broad-based studies of humanity. Geographic regions represented in Series V include Australia, Africa, Pacific Islands, Polar regions California, Northwest coast, Southwest, and Southeast. The correspondence, in Series I, includes a very interesting, brief description of Franz Boas' first visit to the Kwakwaka'wakw community of Fort Rupert by the daughter of George Hunt in a folder labled Ronald Rohmer. There is also a letter from Edward Sapir detailing Nuu-chah-nulth bear hunting and face painting as well as sketches of netting needles.
Collection: Alfred Irving Hallowell Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.26)
Date: 1949 and undated
Subject: Ethnography | Linguistics | Washington (State)--History | Politics and government | Folklore
Extent: 13 pages; 1 notebook; 750 cards
Description: The Makah materials in the ACLS collection consist of two items in the "Makah" section of the finding aid. Boas' "Makah lexicon" consists of 738 cards arranged in such categories as animals, parts of the body, natural objects, etc. Swadesh's field notes from 1949 consists of 1 field notebook and some loose pages, and include vocabularies, ethnographic notes, and texts. One text on tribal councils, told by George Swan, is a transcript of a recording included in Swadesh's "Nootka and Makah stories" audio collection, listed separately in this guide.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Contributor: Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 | Frachtenberg, Leo Joachim, 1883-1930 | Teit, James Alexander, 1864-1922
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. 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)
Contributor: Haas, Mary R. (Mary Rosamond), 1910-1996 | Jacobsen, William H. | Miller, Wick R. | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967 | Frachtenberg, Leo Joachim, 1883-1930
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Description: Mary Haas' Makah file appears to be mostly derived from work by William Jacobsen, who frequently assisted Haas with developing her collection throughout her life. These include correspondence (Series 1 and 2) and parts of lexica, often compared with Ditidaht and Nuu-chah-nulth especially. The largest lexicon is in Series 9, from work by Leo Frachtenberg and Morris Swadesh, at around 1000 slips.
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)
Extent: 4 folders
Description: The Makah materials in the Susan Golla Papers consist of "Makah Days" by the Makah Days Committee, a conference handout from William H. Jacobsen, Jr., a museum exhibit leaflet for the Makah Cultural and Research Center (all Series IV), and a description of the opening of this museum in the June 4 - July 7 1978 field notebook (Series II Subseries I).
Collection: Susan Golla papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.89)
Contributor: Jacobsen, William H.
Extent: 1 volume
Description: Makah materials in William Bright's papers consist only of the book “First Lessons in Makah” by William H. Jacobsen (Series 2). For other work by William Jacobsen in the William O. Bright Papers, see Salinan materials.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)
Alternate forms: Nootka
Contributor: Gallic, Seymour | Kishkish, Peter | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967 | Swan, Charlie | Williams, Frank
Subject: British Columbia--History | Folklore | Music | Social life and customs | Washington (State)--History
Extent: 3 sound tape reels (2 hr., 46 min) : DIGITIZED
Description: Nuu-chah-nulth songs and stories, and Makah stories, recorded by Morris Swadesh on 5 wire spools in Port Alberni and Neah Bay in 1949. Includes Nuu-chah-nulth (primarily Tseshaht) music, group singing, historical stories, and stories in Makah. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection: Nootka and Makah songs and stories (Mss.Rec.8)