from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American people inhabiting parts of coastal British Columbia and northern Vancouver Island.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Wakashan language of the Kwakiutl.
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- n. a Wakashan language spoken by the Kwakiutl
- n. a member of the Wakashan people living around Queen Charlotte Sound and on northern Vancouver Island
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But Curtis did not attempt to create a filmed record of Kwakiutl life.
In 1914, Curtis set out to create a film focusing on the culture and customs of the Kwakiutl tribe in British Columbia.
All that carries over formally from colorful, highly articulated Haida and Tlingit and Kwakiutl totems, however, is a general sense of animistic presence; running their surface articulations and protrusions together into elongated episodes, Alpert clearly thinks of his Totems as single organisms, not compendia.
Kwakiutl Tales are important stories because Boaz had an actor's empathetic gifts.
A signed 1910 edition of Franz Boaz 'Kwakiutl Tales going for a song.
The Kwakiutl tribe, for example, might someday need help from the Tlingit; the Tlingit may get into a dust-up with the Haida they need to smooth over; the Haida could someday need a Kwakiutl ally in a face-off with a non-native enemy.
For your lesson in anthropology, Jason Godesky talks about forced sustainability and The Kwakiutl.
Next month Vancouver-based Polaris Mineral Corp., in partnership with the 'Namgis and Kwakiutl First Nations, will begin mining sand and gravel deposits from the Orca Quarry on Vancouver Island.
From the "things I found in my mother-in-law's house" series, this tiny totem pole is labeled, "Made in Canada by Ellen Neel and the Totem Carvers - Kwakiutl Indians."
Or maybe he should stick with knockoffs of Kwakiutl folktales.