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The Tlingit Indians

Author: George Thornton Emmons; Frederica De Laguna
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press ; New York : American Museum of Natural History, ©1991.
Series: Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History, v. 70.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive study of the Tlingit Indians of southern Alaska and the coast of British Columbia is an edited version of manuscripts by the ethnographer G.T. Emmons compiled in the 1880s and 1890s. Extensive bibliography and illustrations.
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Named Person: George Thornton Emmons; George Thornton Emmons; G T Emmons; George Thornton Emmons
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Thornton Emmons; Frederica De Laguna
ISBN: 0295970081 9780295970080
OCLC Number: 23463915
Description: xl, 488 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. The land and the people --
Chapter 2. Social organization --
Chapter 3. Villages, houses, forts, and other works --
Chapter 4. Travel and transportation --
Chapter 5. Fishing and hunting --
Chapter 6. Food and its preparation --
Chapter 7. Arts and industries: men's work --
Chapter 8. Arts and industries: women's work --
Chapter 9. Dress and decoration --
Chapter 10. The life cycle --
Chapter 11. Ceremonies --
Music and Dance --
Tlingit Ceremonialism in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries --
House-Building Ceremonies --
Dedication of the House and Raising a Totem Pole --
Dick Sa-tanís Potlatch, 1891 --
A Major Potlatch Ceremony for the Children --
The Berry Potlatch Dance --
Chapter 12. War and peace --
Chapter 13. Illness and medicine --
Chapter 14. Shamanism --
Spirits --
The Shaman Becoming a Shaman --
The Shamanís Outfit --
The Shamanís practice --
Stories about Shamans --
Death of a Shaman --
Chapter 15. Witchcraft --
Chapter 16. Games and gambling --
Chapter 17. Time, tides, and winds.
Series Title: Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History, v. 70.
Responsibility: George Thornton Emmons ; edited with additions by Frederica de Laguna and a biography by Jean Low.

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Lieutenant Emmons, United States Navy, was stationed in Alaska during the 1880s and 1890s. His duties brought him into close contact with the Tlingit Indians. In addition to an interest in native  Read more...

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