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Chippewa customs

Author: Frances Densmore
Publisher: St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1979.
Series: Publications of the Minnesota Historical Society.; Bulletin (Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology), 86.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Reprint ed.
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"Using information obtained between 1907 and 1925 from members of the Chippewa tribe, the Bureau of American Ethnology, and the United States National Museum, the book describes various Chippewa customs. Information, collected on six reservations in Minnesota and Wisconsin and the Manitou Rapids Reserve in Ontario, Canada, is provided concerning the tribe's name; totemic system; phonetics; dwellings; clothing;  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Densmore
ISBN: 0873511425 9780873511421
OCLC Number: 5101612
Notes: Reprint of the 1929 ed. published by the U.S. Govt. Print. Off., Washington, which was issued as Bulletin 86 of Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology.
Description: xii, 204 pages, 45 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Name of the tribe --
Characterization --
History of the Chippewa tribe --
Totemic system --
Phonetics --
Dwellings [wigwam, peaked lodge, bark house, tipi] --
Manner of life in the wigwam --
Clothing --
Food --
Treatment of the sick --
Health measures --
Life cycle [Care of infants, naming, government of children, pastimes for little children, stories told to children, playthings and toys for children, dolls, sports and games for children, puberty customs, courtship and marriage, customs pertaining to death, burial and mourning] --
Dreams --
Midewiwin [birch bark rolls (scrolls), lodge, face paintings, mide bags, sweat lodge, songs, musical instruments] --
Stories and legends --
Music --
Dances --
Charms --
Games --
Industrial year [maple sugar, offering first fruits, making gardens, fishing, gathering berries & medicinal herbs, wild rice, hunting, trapping] --
Chiefs --
Right of revenge --
Customs pertaining to war --
Transporation --
Meathods of measuring time, distance and quantity --
Exchange of commodities within the tribe --
Payment of annuity --
[Fur] traders and trading posts --
Fire making and uses of fire --
Pipe [tobacco, materials for smoking] --
Bows and arrows --
Snowshoes --
Making of pitch --
Torches --
Canoes --
Twine --
Fish nets --
Weaving of mats --
Weaving of Bags --
Weaving of bands --
Netting of belts --
Weaving of blankets of rabbit skin --
Weaving of head ornament of moose hair --
Basketry --
Pottery --
Ues of dyes --
Tanning [preparation of hide, coloring of deer hide] --
Glue --
Making of music instruments [Drum, Rattle, Flute, Clapper] --
Articles made of stone ... of bone ... of wood --
Etching on wood --
Fire coloration and etching --
Decorative use of grasses and porcupine quills --
Applique work --
Memory devices --
Picture writing [Midewiwin, dream symbols, totem marks, messages, maps, picture illustrating a narrative] --
Decorative arts --
Development of design [patternds] --
Patterns cut from birch bark --
Beadwork.
Series Title: Publications of the Minnesota Historical Society.; Bulletin (Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology), 86.
Responsibility: by Frances Densmore.

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"Using information obtained between 1907 and 1925 from members of the Chippewa tribe, the Bureau of American Ethnology, and the United States National Museum, the book describes various Chippewa customs. Information, collected on six reservations in Minnesota and Wisconsin and the Manitou Rapids Reserve in Ontario, Canada, is provided concerning the tribe's name; totemic system; phonetics; dwellings; clothing; treatment of the face; hair care and arrangement; food; health measures; care, naming, government, pastimes, and playthings of children; puberty; courtship and marriage; death, burial, and mourning; significance of dreams; Midewiwin; stories and legends; music; dances; charms; games; the industrial year; chiefs; right of revenge; war customs; transportation; methods of measuring time, distance, and quantity; exchange of commodities within the tribe; payment of annuity; traders and trading posts; making and using fire; pipes; bows and arrows; snowshoes; making of pitch; torches; canoes; twine; fish nets; weaving mats, bags, bands, blankets of rabbit skin, and head ornament of moose hair; netting of belts; basketry; pottery; dyes; tanning; glue; musical instruments (drum, rattle, flute, clapper); articles made of stone, bone, and wood; applique work; memory devices; picture writing; decorative arts; and beadwork. Portraits, black and white illustrations, and reminiscences of the informants are provided throughout the book. (NQA)"--Microfiche cat records.

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