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Chippewa customs

Author: Frances Densmore
Publisher: Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 1929.
Series: Bulletin (Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology), 86.; House document (United States. Congress. House), 69th Congress, no. 807.
Edition/Format:   Book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957.
Chippewa customs.
Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1929
(OCoLC)551530737
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Densmore
OCLC Number: 994022
Notes: Also issued as House document 807, 69th Congress, 2nd session.
Description: xii, 204 pages 90 pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Sketch of the life of Mary Warren English --
Name of tribe --
Characterization --
History of the Chippewa tribe --
Totemic system --
Phonetics --
Dwellings --
Manner of life in the wigwam --
Clothing --
Food --
Treatment of the sick --
Health measures --
Life cycle --
Dreams --
Midewiwin --
Stories and legends --
Music --
Dances --
Charms --
Games --
Industrial year --
Chiefs --
Right of revenge --
Customs pertaining to war --
Transportation --
Methods of measuring time, distance, and quantity --
Exchange of commodities within the tribe --
Payment of annuity --
Traders and trading posts --
Fire making and use of fire --
Pipes --
Bows and arrows --
Snowshoes --
Making of pitch --
Torches --
Canoes --
Twine --
Fish nets --
Weaving of mats --
Weaving of bags --
Weaving of bands --
Netting of belts --
Weaving of blankets of rabbit skin --
Weaving of head ornament of moose hair --
Basketry --
Pottery --
Use of dyes --
Tanning --
Glue --
Making of musical instruments --
Articles made of stone --
Articles made of bone --
Articles made of wood --
Etching on wood --
Fire coloration and etching --
Decorative use of grasses and porcupine quills --
Appliqué work --
Memory devices --
Picture writing --
Decorative arts --
Development of design --
Patterns cut from birch bark --
Beadwork.
Series Title: Bulletin (Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology), 86.; House document (United States. Congress. House), 69th Congress, no. 807.
Responsibility: by Frances Densmore.

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