Kwakiutl of British Columbia, The (A Documentary by Franz Boas)

  • 1972 ----- b & w ----- 48 min ----- 16mm///
  • Believed to be the only film which Boas ever prepared, this is of his trip to Fort Rupert, a village on Vancouver Island, in the winter of 1930-31. Boas sought to check and revise his earlier work in the region by recording a wider variety of sources of information on Kwakiutl language and society. Included are scenes depicting traditional Kwakiutl dances, crafts, games, oratory and the action of shamans. (Release of University of Washington Press)
  • Topics: (American Indian Studies, Motion Pictures: History, Pacific Northwest)