Author Tags: Anthropology, Early B.C., First Nations
On secondment from the U.S. navy, Ensign Albert P. Niblack, a young Annapolis graduate, worked within the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. National Museum. Following the death of collections and publications manager Spencer F. Baird in 1887, Niblack retained relations with the oft-overlooked Pacific Northwest collector James G. Baird and tried unsuccessfully to arrange for Baird and his Haida assistant to come to Washington D.C. to help organize artifacts. Swan's collection was featured, and he was fairly credited, in Niblack's museum publication of The Coast Indians of Southern Alaska and Northern British Columbia (1888) which was reprinted in 1970.
Niblack, Albert P. The Coast Indians of Southern Alaska and Northern British Columbia (U.S. Museum Annual Report, 1888; New York: Johnson Reprint Corporation, 1970).
See James G. Swan entry.
[BCBW 2004] "Anthropology" "First Nations" "Early B.C."