PILLING, James Constantine




Author Tags: First Nations

After his participation in a multi-year survey expedition into the Rocky Mountains in the late 1870s, James Pilling (1846-1895), an American ethnologist, compiled nine important bibliographies pertaining to Aboriginal languages, including a 1,135-page omnibus volume in 1885 that contained the origins of his later works including Eskimo (1887), Athabascan (1892) and Wakashan (1894). The term Wakashan covers Kwakiutl, Nootka and Bella Coola languages. His 81-page Chinook bibliography project provided background information on the various sources, including obscure titles such as Louis Napoléon St. Onge's Chinook version of the Old Testament. It was republished in 1968.

BOOKS:

Bibliography of the Chinookan Languages, Including the Chinook Jargon (Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, Government Printing Office, 1893; Toronto: Canadiana House, 1968).

Bibliography of the Salishan Languages (Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, Government Printing Office, 1893).

Bibliography of the Wakashan Languages (Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, Government Printing Office, 1894).

[BCBW 2004] "Chinook" "First Nations"