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Potlatch at Gitsegukla : William Beynon's 1945 field notebooks

Author: William Beynon; Margaret Anderson; Marjorie M Halpin
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"William Beynon's notebooks are among the most significant written records of Northwest coast potlatching and are an unsurpassed resource documenting these activities among the Gitksan. This rare, first-hand, ethnographic account of a potlatch reveals the wonderful complexities of the events the took place in Gitsegukla in 1945"--Jacket.
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Beynon, William, 1888-1958.
Potlatch at Gitsegukla.
Vancouver : UBC Press, 2000
(OCoLC)43281262
Named Person: William Beynon
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Beynon; Margaret Anderson; Marjorie M Halpin
ISBN: 9780774852166 077485216X
OCLC Number: 758532984
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 283 pages) : illustrations, map, portraits
Contents: Preface / Sm'ooygit Hannamauxw --
Key Events in the Gitksan Encounter with the Colonial World / James A. McDonald, Jennifer Joseph --
Note on the Orthography Used by William Beynon in the Notebooks --
Place Names in the Notebooks --
List of Names for Each Village by Clan --
Naxnox Names and Performances --
Other Gitksan Terms in the Texts --
Names of the Poles --
Types of Contributions --
Types of Events --
Types of Songs.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Margaret Anderson and Marjorie Halpin.

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This rare, first-hand, ethnographic account of a potlatch from Tsimshian scholar William Benyon reveals the wonderful complexities of the events that took place in Gitsegukla in 1945.  Read more...

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