Hunt, George

HUNT, George, ethnographer, collector (b 14 Feb 1854, Fort Rupert; d Sept 1933, Fort Rupert). His father was an HBC factor at FORT RUPERT; his mother a TLINGIT woman from Alaska. He was raised among the KWAKWAKA'WAKW (Kwakiutl), spoke their language and was married twice, both times to aboriginal women. Because of his knowledge of FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGES and culture he became a valued interpreter and collector of artifacts on the coast for European anthropologists and museums. From 1888 until...

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