Fonds F2473 - Fort Liard Ethnographic Project fonds

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Fort Liard Ethnographic Project fonds


  • 1967 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records. -- 6 audio reels

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The Fort Liard Ethnographic project was undertaken at Fort Liard, NWT during the summer of 1967. It was sponsored by the Riveredge Foundation of Calgary, Alberta, in conjunction with the Fort Liard Archaeological Project. The principal investigators were Dr. A. Heirich and M. Gadar of the University of Calgary. They recorded information on the language, vocabulary, kinship, mythology, and religion of the Athapascan (Dene) people of Fort Liard, and purchased artifacts for the Riveredge Foundation collection.


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Gift of Riveredge Foundation, 1979.

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The fonds consists of field notes and tape-recorded interviews. Informants were Alexie Behile, Albert Bertrand, Angele Bertrand, Elizabeth Bertrand, Stanley Bertrand, Germaine Betthale, William Betthale, Leon Edda, Verna Edda, Wilfred Fantasque, Jimmy Klondike, Margaret Klondike, John Kotchea, Mrs. Kotchea, Daniel Loman, Lucy Loman, Wyn Mouye, Evelyn Nandy, Laura Nelson, Martin Nelson.

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The material is in English.

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Artifacts purchased by the Project are in the Glenbow Ethnology collection.

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Includes files 226-231 from M-4843 Riveredge collection
Includes tapes 1-6 from RCT-911 Riveredge collection

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