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Words of the Huron

Author: John Steckley
Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2007.
Series: Aboriginal studies series (Waterloo, Ont.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Words of the Huron is an investigation into seventeenth-century Huron culture through a kind of linguistic archaeology of a language that died midway through the twentieth century. John L. Steckley explores a range of topics, including: the construction of longhouses and wooden armour; the use of words for trees in village names; the social anthropological standards of kinship terms and clans; Huron conceptualizing  Read more...
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Steckley, John, 1949-
Words of the Huron.
Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)77378794
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Steckley
ISBN: 9781554581351 1554581354
OCLC Number: 753343629
Language Note: Includes some text in Huron.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 259 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Jesuit Symbols and Their Function; Introduction; 1 The Wendat Language; 2 Huron Nations; 3 Clans and Phratries of the Huron; 4 Huron Kinship; 5 The Huron and Their Relationship to the Environment; 6 Material Culture of the Huron; 7 Huron Ceremonial Culture; 8 Warfare; 9 Medicine and Disease; 10 The Jesuits and the Huron; 11 After-Words; References; Index.
Series Title: Aboriginal studies series (Waterloo, Ont.)
Responsibility: John L. Steckley.
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Investigates into seventeenth-century Huron culture. This work explores a range of topics, including: the construction of long houses and wooden armour; the use of words for trees in village names;  Read more...

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Steckley's work adds ethnolinguistics to the methods of research in Huron studies.... A fine example of original, intensive research.... Highly recommended.''--R. Berleant-Schiller "CHOICE, Vol. 45, Read more...

 
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