Hunt, Stanley

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Hunt, Stanley

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Stanley Hunt was born in Alert Bay in 1894. His father was George Hunt, the famous Kwakwaka-wakw researcher and collaborator to noted anthropologist Franz Boas and filmmaker Hugh Curtis. His mother’s name is not known. Stanley Hunt was a fisherman by trade and commonly recognized to be a great hunter. Stanley Hunt grew up in Fort Rupert. He spent most of his adult life working as a fisherman around Alert Bay. As the son of George Hunt, he was well learned in the culture and traditions of his people. On January 2, 1934 Stanley Hunt married Mary Jane Harris of Fort Rupert at the Church of England in Alert Bay []. Stanley Hunt participated in a recording session with Ida Halpern in 1951 when he performed 10 songs relating to his family and local community. These included two Hamatsa songs and some songs of daily routine in the community. Stanely Hunt died on the Nimpkish Indian Reserve at Alert Bay on November 23, 1953. He was buried at Alert Bay Cemetery, Alberta Bay, [].


Alert Bay, (’Na̱mg̕is) B.C.

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Martin, Mungo ([ca. 1876] - August 16, 1962)

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[ca.1910] - 1953

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Hunt and Martin were relatives who both spent their lives celebrating and representing the cultural heritage of the Kwaka̱ka̱̕wakw people.

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