Fonds AR019 - British Columbia Indian Language Project fonds

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British Columbia Indian Language Project fonds

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  • 1973 - 1977 (Creation)
    British Columbia Indian Language Project

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0.33 m of textual records.

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The British Columbia Indian Language Project was undertaken from 1973 to 1976 in Victoria. Project organizers included Randy Bouchard, and those involved in the various studies included Nancy J. Turner, Randy Bouchard, and Dorothy I.D. Kennedy. Many linguistic and ethnographic works were produced under the Project's auspices, including word lists, studies of dialects, and studies of Indian people's uses of wildlife. The Project's scope was later expanded to the study of Indians in the Pacific Northwest.

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The fonds consists of a manuscript of "Indian Legends of the North Pacific Coast of America", translation by Dietrich Bertz of Franz Boas' work "Indianische Sagen von der Nord-Pacifischen Kuste Amerikas", typescripts of works on the following subjects: ethnobotany of the Squamish and Okanagan Indians; knowledge and usage of land mammals, birds, insects, reptiles and amphibians; studies of the Bella Coola Indians; Lillooet stories; and utilization of fish by the Colville Okanagan, Mount Currie, Te'u'hus, Squamish, and Chase Shuswap Indians.

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Gift of Dorothy Kennedy, Randy Bouchard, June 1976.


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Access restrictions apply. Permission to use must be obtained by the British Columbia Indian Language Project.

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General access for private study. Contact Randy Bouchard or Dorothy Kennedy only for permission to publish.

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Created, February 5, 2013.
Revised by JF, January 10, 2022.

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  • English

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