At Home With the Bella Coola Indians

At Home With the Bella Coola Indians

T.F. McIlwraith's Field Letters, 1922-4

Book - 2003
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Blackwell North Amer
Between 1922 and 1914, the young Canadian anthropologist T. F. McIlwraith spent eleven months in the isolated community of Bella Coola, British Columbia, living among the people of the Nuxalk First Nation. During his time there, McIlwraith gained intimate knowledge of the Nuxalk culture and of their struggle to survive in the face of massive depopulation, loss of traditional lands, and the efforts of the Canadian government to ban the potlatch. McIlwraith's resulting ethnography, The Bella Coola Indians (1918), is widely considered the finest published study of a Northwest Coast First Nation.

Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2003
Description: xv, 205 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780774809801
Branch Call Number: 970.3 Bel
Additional Contributors: Barker, John, 1953-
Cole, Douglas, 1938-


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