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Ditidaht | Nuu-chah-nulth
Alternate forms: Nitinat
Language(s): Ditidaht | English
Date: 1931-1932, 1935
Type:Text
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 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. See the Ditidaht materials in the Mary Haas papers for addtional 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)

Ahousaht | Nuu-chah-nulth | Ditidaht
Alternate forms: Nitinat, Nootka, Nuuchahnulth
Date: 2000
Subject: Linguistics
Extent: 8 audiocassettes (3 hr., 52 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Field recordings of speakers of the Ditidaht language and the Ahousaht dialect of the Nuu-chah-nulth language, made on Vancouver Island and Flores Island, British Columbia, in 2000. Consists of elicitations of lexical items focusing on glottalization. (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: Glottalization in Nuu-chah-nulth: Ahousaht and Ditidaht (Mss.Rec.273)

Gusgimukw | Gwawa'enuxw | Haida | Kwakwaka'wakw | Nak'waxda'xw | Nuu-chah-nulth
Alternate forms: Kwakiutl, Koskimo, Laich-kwil-tach, Lekwiltok, Nootka, Quatsino
Language(s): English | Kwak'wala
Date: undated, and 1920-1942
Type:Text
Extent: 12+ folders; 4 notebooks
Description: The Kwakwaka'wakw materials in the Franz Boas Professional Papers consist of numerous folders containing Kwakwaka'wakw stories (some by George Hunt), notes on songs (much of it by the Namgis chief, Dan Cranmer), ethnographic and historical information, and linguistic notes on the Kwak'wala language. See items listed under "Boas, Franz -- Kwakiutl," for some materials, including those by Dan Cranmer. Under "Hunt, George - Kwakiutl," there are notebooks and texts, including 6 texts in Boas's hand in Kwak'wala with English interlinear translation. These includes "Host Speech for great great feast," two texts on "Supernatural Experience" and marriage told by Mrs. George Hunt, and Hë'mănis told by Gi'galas (Gwawa'enuxw), with revised version written by George Hunt. Finally, see the folder labeled "Kwakiutl material (on names)," which contains lists of names of plants, birds, specific people, positions, coppers, and other matters, primarily provided by Dan Cranmer.
Collection: Franz Boas Personal and Professional Papers (Mss.B.B61p)

Nuu-chah-nulth
Alternate forms: Nootka
Language(s): English | Nuu-chah-nulth
Date: circa 1900-1920
Type:Text
Extent: 2 reels
Description: These materials were compiled by various anthropologists: Edward Sapir, Franz Boas, Alex Thomas, and Frank Williams. Sapir (ca. 1920) collected and annotated a series of Nootka ethnographic and legendary texts (600 pages of materials), initially intended as a third volume of Sapir and Swadesh, Nootka Texts (1939). Boas (ca. 1900-1913) contributed Nootka vocabularies and grammatical notes (100 slips and 100 pages). Thomas obtained Nootka texts for the collection (ca. 1910-1920). Originals at the National Museum of Canada, Ottawa.
Collection: Nootka ethnographic and linguistic materials (Mss.Film.687)

Ahousaht | Nuu-chah-nulth
Alternate forms: Nootka, Nuuchahnulth
Language(s): Nuu-chah-nulth | English
Date: 2002
Subject: Linguistics
Extent: 5 audiocassettes (1 hr., 56 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Recordings of the Ahousaht dialect of the Nuu-chah-nulth language made by Eun-Sook Kim with consultant Mary Jane Dick on Vancouver Island in June and July of 2002. Consists of elicitations of words and phrases for the purposes of studying vowel lowering, vowel lengthening, lenition, delabialization, variable vowels, hiatus, and reduplication. (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: Nuu-chah-nulth (Ahousaht) language recordings (Mss.Rec.274)

Nuu-chah-nulth
Alternate forms: Nootka
Language(s): English | German | Nuu-chah-nulth
Date: 1888, 1889
Type:Text
Extent: 3 notebooks
Description: The Nuu-chah-nulth 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 #2, Field notes 1889 #1, and Field notes 1889 #2.
Collection: Franz Boas early field notebooks and anthropometric data (Mss.B.B61.5)

Ahousaht | Cheklesahht | Ehattesaht | Hesquiaht | Hupacasath | Huu-ay-aht | Kyuquot | Mowachaht | Muchalaht | Nuu-chah-nulth | Tla-o-qui-aht | Toquaht | Tseshaht | Uchucklesaht | Ucluelet
Alternate forms: Aht, Clayoquot, Nootka, Nutka, Ohiaht, Opetchesaht, Tahkaht
Language(s): English | Nuu-chah-nulth
Date: 1895-1952 (bulk 1910-1914, 1931-1935)
Extent: 5600+ loose pages, 66,000+ slips, 29 notebooks
Description: The Nuu-chah-nulth materials in the ACLS collection consist of a large body of various materials primarily collected by Franz Boas, Edward Sapir, George Hunt, and Morris Swadesh. The majority of the content pertains to Hupacasath and Tseshaht people in the Alberni Valley area, with the exception of the Hunt materials, which were recorded in the Yuquot area, Mowachaht territory. All of these materials are found in the "Nootka" section of the finding aid, which contains a full, detailed listing. The Boas materials are consist of a lexicon of 1500+ word slips dating from the 1890s. Hunt's "Nootka Tales" consist of large body of traditional stories written in English and later typed up by Sapir with additional notes. Sapir's materials comprise the bulk of this section overall. See especially his extremely voluminous "Miscellaneous Nootka material," the final item in the "Nootka" section, for which a detailed table of contents is available upon request. This set of materials includes 24 field notebooks with extensive stories (some unpublished or untranslated) and ethnographic notes, as well of 80 folders of typed up notes from the notebooks, arranged into categories. It also includes some photographs, censuses of Nuu-chah-nulth "bands" (1920-1921), and 10 folders notes derived by Sapir (and Swadesh?) from "NW Coast Sources and Archives," pertaining to the region more broadly, including information on Coast Salish culture and history. Finally, Swadesh's materials include some additional ethnographic and linguistic field work, as well as extensive bodies of linguistic analysis of materials recorded by Sapir and himself.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Nuu-chah-nulth
Alternate forms: Nootka
Language(s): Nuu-chah-nulth | English
Date: 1930s-1970s
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 1.0 linear feet
Description: Mary Haas' Nuu-chah-nulth (“Nootka”) file is extensive, with the majority of the volume being several thousand index cards of lexica in Series 9, including comparison with especially Ditidaht. Haas' first fieldtrip was with Morris Swadesh in the early 1930s to document Ditidaht songs, and Ditidaht frequently appears alongside Nuu-chah-nulth across the entire collection, as well as featuring briefly in a notebook from that early fieldtrip (Series 2). Much of the remaining material is directly from Morris Swadesh and Edward Sapir in the dedicated Series 2 Subseries ‘Nuu-chah-nulth', including annotations of a copy of Sapir's field notebook, and a long paper on Nuu-chah-nulth aspect. Haas also authored works including "The Structure of Stems and Roots in Nootka-Nitinat", notes for which are in Series 2.
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)

Nuu-chah-nulth
Date: 1970, 1972, 1991-1998, 2000-2005; 2015
Extent: 733 pages, 1 USB flash drive
Description: The Nuu-chah-nulth materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of several items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Bessell, Davidson, Harkin, Kim, Klokeid, Nakayama, Wojdak, and Woo.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)

Gitxsan | Nlaka'pamux | Nuu-chah-nulth | St'at'imc | Tlingit
Alternate forms: Gitksan, Interior Salish, Lillooet, Nootka, Thompson
Date: 1993-1996
Extent: 4 audiocassettes (3 hr., 26 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Linguistic field recordings in Vancouver, Lillooet, and Victoria, British Columbia, and Seattle. Elicitation of lexical items in five languages (St'at'imcets, Nlaka'pamuctsin, Gitxsan, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Tlingit) to record consonant-vowel interaction and unusual consonant types. (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: The Phonetics of Interior Salish (Mss.Rec.253)