James Alexander Teit (1864–1922) was born in the Shetlands, moved to Spence’s Bridge among the Thompson Islands in BC, married a native woman, and after 1895 was encouraged by Franz Boas to undertake original research. He was particularly concerned to protect tribal rights.
Those interested can research Teit further by reading Recording Their Story: James Teit and the Tahltan by Judy Thompson (2007).
Read more on Teit in his death notice, published in the American Anthropologist, Vol. 24(4):490–497.