Robert Spott, the adoptive son of the learned traditionalist Captain Spott, was himself one of the most culturally knowledgeable Yurok people of his generation. Robert worked on Yurok cultural and linguistic documentation
with scholars of several generations, including A. L. Kroeber, with whom he wrote Yurok narratives
in 1940, and the British linguist R. H. Robins, who recorded him in 1951.
[Photo (1907): Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology