Agnes Cranmer (nee Hunt) of Alert Bay carried the name Gwanti'lakw meaning "born to be heavy (referring to wealth)." Franz Boas stayed at her house on one of his visits. Later Agnes Cranmer and her first cousin Nunu (Helen Knox) give Boas' descendants, Norman and Doris Boas, names at a potlatch. She taught traditional dancing for many years at the 'Namgis Band School and served as a resource consultant for the Learning Kwak'wala series (1980-1981) and for its accompanying teacher training program. Her daughter is Gloria Cranmer Webster. [Vickie Jensen photo]


Cranmer, Agnes et al. Learning Kwak'wala series (1980-1981).

[BCBW 2005]