Hunt, George

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February 14, 1854 - September 5, 1933

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George Hunt, the child of a Tlingit mother and an English Hudson's Bay Company father, was raised in the Kwakwaka'wkw community of Fort Rupert. Much of Franz Boas's Kwakwaka'wkw research depended on Hunt's knowledge of the language and community. Boas trained him to transcribe Kwakwaka'wkw texts. He was also Boas's principal collector and made many remarkable purchases for the museum. Participated in the Jesup North Pacific Expedition 1897-1903

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American Museum of Natural History
associated dates: 1897-

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