SUTTLES, Wayne




Author Tags: Anthropology, First Nations

As a professor emeritus of anthropology at Portland State University, Wayne Prescott Suttles prepared a grammar of the Musqueam dialect of Halkomelen entitled Musqueam Reference Grammar (UBC Press, 2004 $125), possibly the fullest account of any Salish language. There are chapters on kinship, personal narratives and a history of the work on Halkomelem, one of the 23 languages that belong to the Salish family. Suttles' work on the subject began in the 1950s. He has edited a 777-page ethnographic description of the Aboriginal peoples of the Pacific Northwest entitled Handbook of North American Indians: Northwest Coast, Vol. 7 (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1990), divided into 58 chapters and written by 59 authors, and he co-edited Katzie Ethnological Notes: The Faith of a Coast Salish Indian (Royal British Columbia Museum, 1955; 1986), a memoir of Katzie tribal life on the Lower Fraser River as recalled by two main informants, Old Pierre, a medicine man, and his son, Simon. Suttles is also the editor of Coast Salish Essays (Talonbooks, 1987), a collection of 16 essays spanning three decades, and The Economic Life of the Coast Salish of Haro and Rosario Straits (New York: Garland Publishing, 1974), an expansion of his Ph.D. dissertation from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Reviews of the author's work by BC Studies:
Coast Salish Essays
Musqueam Reference Grammar

BOOKS:

Suttles, Wayne & Diamond Jenness (editors). Katzie Ethnographic Notes: The Faith of a Coast Salish Indian (B.C. Provincial Museum, 1955; 1986). Edited by Wilson Duff.
Suttles, Wayne (editor). The Economic Life of the Coast Salish of Haro and Rosario Straits (New York: Garland Publishing, 1974).
Suttles, Wayne (editor). Coast Salish Essays (Talonbooks, 1987).
Suttles, Wayne (editor). Handbook of North American Indians: Northwest Coast, Vol. 7 (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1990).
Suttles, Wayne. Musqueam Reference Grammar (UBC Press, 2004).

[BCBW 2004] "Anthropology" "First Nations" "Translation"