Family Origin Histories: The Whaling Indians, West Coast Legends and Stories: Part 11 of the Sapir-Thomas Nootka Texts

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Part 11 of The Whaling Indians presents 18 tales of the origin of Nuu-chah-nulth tribal families, each belonging to a family that had the exclusive right to tell it in a public ceremony.

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Overview

Part 11 of The Whaling Indians presents 18 tales of the origin of Nuu-chah-nulth tribal families, each belonging to a family that had the exclusive right to tell it in a public ceremony.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780660198989
  • Publisher: Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • Publication date: 1/28/2009
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Abstract v

Résumé vi

List of Figures x

List of Maps xii

Introduction 1

Texts and Translations

126 Ch'i:ni:?ath 13

126 The Ch'i:ni:?ath 29

127 Ho:?akmitaq Ts'isha:?ath 47

127 Legendary History of the Ts'isha:?ath 59

128 Ho:pach'as?ath ?o:mitaq 77

128 A Ho:pach'as?ath Account of Culture Origins 93

129 ?O:mitaq Tlatla:qokw'ap ?ish Ta:posh?in?is ?ish Ts'isha:?athshitl ?e?im 111

129 The Origin of the Ts'isha:?ath and the Story of Tlatla:qokwap and Ta:posh?in?is 117

130 ?E?im Ho?ol?athshitl 125

130 The Origin of the Ho?ol?ath 149

131 ?O:shtaqyo:chitl Qani:win ?ish ?o:mitaq Nachim?as?ath 175

131 Qani:win as a Shaman and the Origin of the Nachim?as?ath 183

132 Hiko:l?ath waha:k Ts'o:ma?as 193

132 How the Hiko:l?ath Explored the Head of Alberni Inlet 197

133 Histaqshitli:ts Na?ow'a?ath 203

133 An Origin Legend of the Da?o:ow?a:?tx 205

134 Histaqshitli:ts Hisa:wist'ath 207

134 The Origin of the Hisa:wist'ath 209

135 Sa:ya:ch'apis ?ona:kshitl Haw'iy'om 211

135 Sa:ya:ch'apis Obtains Wealth-On-The-Rocks 213

136 Sa:ya:ch'apis ?ish ?I:w'aktlim 215

136 Sa:ya:ch'apis and ?I:w' aktlim a Hisa:wist'ath Legend 225

137 ?Imti:chitl Hi:shtsoqwatmi:k 235

137 The Name Abalone-Hunter 237

138 Qwiyi:ts hoqo:ma ?ona:kshitl 239

138 How a Potlatch Mask was Obtained 241

139 Qwa:?aki:ts hoqo:ma Lo:tisim 243

139 Explanation of Lo:tisim's Face Mask 245

140 ?Oqtaqimloch'a Ho:?i:?ath 247

140 Ho:?i:?athSubdivisions 249

141 Maht'i:Ho:?i:?ath 251

141 Ho:?i:?ath Houses 255

142 Wi:?akshitl lochna:kshitl?i 259

142 A Young Man Who Married and Got Mad 261

143 Hato:minqas ?imtna:ksap Ho:pach'as?ath nism'a 263

143 Two Swan Women Make Place Names for the Ho:pach'as?ath country 267

Appendix Huu-ay-ath history of the Tli:shin family by Chief Louie Nookmiis 281

Appendix Chief Louie Nookmiis (1881-1964) 281

Appendix Transcription and Translation of the Chief Louie Narratives 285

Appendix Orthography Key 285

Appendix War with the Clallams And Barkley Sound Nations 288

Appendix War with the Clallams and Barkley Sound Nations-Translation 291

Appendix Origin History 294

Appendix Origin History-Translation 301

Appendix Siixpaackum 309

Appendix Siixpaackum-Translation 314

Appendix How the Huu-Ay-Aht Own Their Land 320

Appendix How the Huu-Ay-Aht Own Their Land-Translation 324

Appendix The Luht'aa?ath and the Tsunami 328

Appendix The Luht'aa?ath and the Tsunami-Translation 330

Appendix Sealing 332

Appendix Sealing-Translation 336

Appendix Table 1: Places illustrated on Map 10 287

Appendix Place Names for Maps 11-14 346

Appendix List of Place Names for Maps 13 and 14 349

Appendix Endnotes 355

Notes 359

References 383

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