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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)

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
Language(s): English
Date: 1920-1958
Type:Text
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)

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)

Hupacasath | Makah | Nuu-chah-nulth | Tseshaht
Alternate forms: Nootka
Language(s): English | Makah | Nuu-chah-nulth
Date: 1949
Genre: Songs | Stories
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)

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 | Ditidaht
Alternate forms: Nootka, Nitinat
Date: 1968 and undated
Type:Text
Extent: 3 folders
Description: Three items relating to the Nuu-chah-nulth and Ditidaht [aka Nitinat] languages of the Nuu-chah-nulth culture have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. Voegelin and his contemporaries designated this culture and its language as "Nootka," which is reflected in the finding aid. In Subcollection I, there is a copy of Terry J. Klokeid's "Linguistic Acculturation in Nitinat" (1968) in Series IV. Works by Others. Both other "Nootka" items are located in Subcollection II. They consist of "Nootka" material in correspondence with Morris Swadesh in Series I. Correspondence; and a "Nootka" folder in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries I: General works.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)