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The relation of nature to man in aboriginal America,

Author: Clark Wissler; Richard B. Westbrook Free Lectureship Foundation.
Publisher: New York, London Oxford University Press, 1926.
Series: Lectures on the distribution of American Indian traits, aboriginal geography and ecology.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wissler, Clark, 1870-1947.
Relation of nature to man in aboriginal America.
New York, London [etc.] Oxford University Press, 1926
(OCoLC)609230486
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clark Wissler; Richard B. Westbrook Free Lectureship Foundation.
OCLC Number: 187643
Notes: "Lectures on the distribution of American Indian traits, aboriginal geography and ecology, delivered under the Richard B. Westbrook free lectureship foundation at the Wagner free institute of science, Philadelphia."
Description: xx, 248 pages illustrations (including maps) diagrams 23 cm
Contents: Traits of material culture. The tipi ; Stone collars ; Mounds and Earthworks ; Hoop and ball games ; Moccasins ; The outrigger canoe ; Arrow release ; Summary --
Segregated distributions. The monolithic ax ; Feather mosaics ; The lip plug and the nose stick ; The ring neck vase ; Summary --
Social traits. The age societies of North America ; The sun dance ; Seeking of visions and a guardian spirit ; Kinship terminologies ; Parallel developments ; Mother-in-law avoidance ; Blood sacrifice ; String figures ; The origin of pottery ; Summary --
Somatic traits. Stature ; Head form ; Hair and eyes ; Variability ; Variability as an index of mixture ; Variability and size ; Mixture and size ; How homogeneous is the Indian population? ; Segregation of characters ; Independent diffusion of characters ; Continuity of distribution ; Summary --
The distribution form and its meaning. The law of diffusion ; Dated distributions ; The Peyote cult ; The horse ; The grass dance ; Distribution and age ; The acceleration concept ; New world chronology ; General and special areas ; History of the Indian population ; The ecological basis.
Series Title: Lectures on the distribution of American Indian traits, aboriginal geography and ecology.
Responsibility: by Clark Wissler ...

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