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Author: James Deans; Oscar Lovell Triggs
Publisher: Chicago, 1899.
Series: International Folk-lore Association.; Archives
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Professional anthropologist James Deans was sent by Hudson's Bay Company to learn about the Haida Indians of British Columbia. He recounts some of the folklore associated with totem poles and connects the stories to Haida culture.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Legends
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Deans, James, 1827-1905.
Tales from the totems of the Hidery.
Chicago, 1899
(OCoLC)622216275
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Deans; Oscar Lovell Triggs
OCLC Number: 2155447
Notes: "Of this edition there were printed 600 copies ... Each book is numbered"--Page [i].
Description: 4 preliminary leaves, 96 pages 6 plates (including frontispiece) 25 cm.
Contents: Introductory --
Hidery land --
The Hidery people --
Hidery houses --
Patlaches [i.e. Potlaches] --
Religious belief of the Hidery --
The Hidery to-day --
Tales from the raven crest: [The origin of the sun, moon and stars] --
Another version [of The origin of the sun, moon and stars, Cowitchian] --
Another version [of The origin of the sun, moon and stars, Naas and Skeena tribes] --
Origin of fish, Hidery version --
How Cauch, the raven god, got Oulachans --
The origin of mankind --
How they first got fire --
Yethel the raven god and his salmon wife --
The story of Yethel and a flood --
How the raven god helped the women --
The feast of the raven god, Ne-kilst-lass --
The story of the eagle --
The sun totem and its story --
The daughter of the sun --
The moon crest and its story --
Tales from the bear totem --
How the bear stole his wife from the Hidery --
Story of the bear and Eagle's claw --
The story of the bear and Frog --
The story of the mountain goats --
Wasco and the story --
The Scannah totem and its stories --
Keel-coonuc, or, Whale's slave --
The adventures of Nuch-noo-simgat, etc. --
How the Whull-e-mooch got fire : a legend of the Cowtichians --
The bear and the princess, a Hidery tale --
[Stories from the mortuary columns of the Hidery]: Meela's tomb --
The story of Bealus --
The doom of the Katt-a-quins, a legend of Alaska. Appendix: Totem poles at the World's Fair (reprinted from the American antiquarian, vol. XV) --
Officers of the International Folk-Lore Association for 1898-9.
Series Title: International Folk-lore Association.; Archives
Other Titles: Tales from the totems of the Haida Indians
Tales from the Hidery
Tales from the Haida Indians
Tales from the totems of the Hidery and from other Indian nations on the Coast of North Western America
Responsibility: collected by James Deans, edited by Oscar Lovell Triggs.

Abstract:

Professional anthropologist James Deans was sent by Hudson's Bay Company to learn about the Haida Indians of British Columbia. He recounts some of the folklore associated with totem poles and connects the stories to Haida culture.

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