Nootka ethnographic and linguistic materials, [ca. 1900-1920]


Date: Circa 1900-1920 | Size: 2 microfilm_reel(s)


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).

Collection Information

Physical description

2 microfilm reels.


Restrictions on Use:

Permission necessary for publication or reproduction.


Acquired from National Museum of Canada, Ottawa, 1956.

Location of originals:

Originals in National Museum of Canada, Ottawa.

General note

There is a second copy of the second reel available in the repository.

Indexing Terms


  • Vocabularies.

Personal Name(s)

  • Boas, Franz, 1858-1942
  • Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939
  • Thomas, Alex
  • Williams, Frank


  • Indians of North America -- Languages
  • Nootka Indians