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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.
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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; George Thornton Emmons
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Thornton Emmons; Frederica De Laguna
ISBN: 0295970081 9780295970080
OCLC Number: 23463915
Description: xl, 488 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: AbbreviationsPreface: Editing The Tlingit IndiansTransliteration of TlingitAcknowledgmentsEditor's Introduction: George Thornton Emmons as EthnographerA Biography by Jean Low: Lieutenant George Thornton Emmons, USN, 1852-1945THE LAND AND THE PEOPLEPhysical Features of Tlingit TerritoryClimateFlora and FaunaThe TlingitNameOrigin of the TlingitPhysical AppearanceCharacterHealth and DiseasePopulationSOCIAL ORGANIZATIONIntroductionTlingit TribesPhratry or MoietyClanHouse and HouseholdKinship CrestsDisplay of the CrestPainting of the FaceNamesSocial Classes ChiefsAuthority of ChiefsSlavesLawTradeVILLAGES, HOUSES, FORTS, AND OTHER WORKSVillagesHousesDomestic LifeOther Houses and SheltersFortsPetroglyphsStone CairnsTRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATIONCanoesManufacture and Repair of CanoesAppurtenances of the CanoeHandling the CanoeSnowshoesBags, Packs, Boxes and SledsFISHING AND HUNTINGIntroductionReligious Aspects of the Food QuestSalmon FishingHalibut FishingHerring FishingEulachon FishingTrout FishingOther Fish and Marine InvertebratesSeal HuntingPorpoise, Sea Lion, and WhaleSea Otter HuntingLand Animal Hunting: Aboriginal WeaponsFirearmsLand Animal Hunting: Traps and SnaresBird HuntingHunting DogsFOOD AND ITS PREPARATIONIntroductionSalmonHalibutHerring and EulachonOther Fish and ShellfishLand AnimalsSea MammalsBirdsBerries and Other Plant FoodsTobaccoDrinkFire MakingDomestic UtensilsARTS AND INDUSTRIES: MEN'S WORKSDivision of LaborWork in Stone"Jade"Men's ToolsWork in Horn, Ivory, Shell, and InlaysWork in CopperCopper Neck Rings"Coppers"Work in IronWork in Silver and GoldWork in WoodMeasurementsTotem PolesPaintingArtARTS AND INDUSTRIES: WOMEN'S WORKSkin DressingSinew and IntestinesBasketrySpruce Root HatsBasketry DesignsSpruce Root MatsCedar Bark WeavingThe Chilkat BlanketDRESS AND DECORATIONPersonal CleanlinessClothingHair DressingEar and Nose OrnamentsLabretsBracelets and NecklacesFace PaintingTattooingTHE LIFE CYCLEBirthInfancy and ChildhoodNamingGirl's PubertyMarriageDeathCremationCeremonies after the FuneralShaman's GravesVarious Other Forms of Disposal of the DeadRecent GraveyardsInheritance of PropertyAfterlife, Spirits, Souls, ReincarnationCEREMONIESMusic and DanceTlingit Ceremonialism in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth CenturiesHouse-Building CeremoniesDedication of the House and Raising a Totem PoleDick Sa-tan's Potlatch, 1891A Major PotlatchCeremony for the ChildrenThe Berry Potlatch DanceWAR AND PEACEEarly Encounters with EuropeansInterclan WarfareEncounters with AmericansAboriginal WarfareAboriginal Arms and ArmorArms, Armor, and Tactics, Described by the Early ExplorersMaking PeaceEarly Accounts of Peace CeremoniesPeace Ceremonies in 1891 and 1877ILLNESS AND MEDICINEDiagnosis of IllnessCures for External AilmentsMedicines for internal UseOther "Medicines"Omens and AmuletsSHAMANISMSpiritsThe ShamanBecoming a ShamanThe Shaman's OutfitThe Shaman's practiceStories about ShamansDeath of a ShamanWITCHCRAFTThe Origin of WitchesShaman and WitchWitches, Shamans, and the AuthoritiesGAMES AND GAMBLINGThe Stick GameThe Toggle (or Hand) GameThe Dice GameSpinnerGambling in the Russian EraTIME, TIDES, AND WINDSCountTime: Seasons and Days"Moons" of the YearTidesWindsTablesBibliographyIndex
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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