Georg Friederici's "Scalping and Similar Warfare Customs in America" with a critical introduction. (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Georg Friederici's "Scalping and Similar Warfare Customs in America" with a critical introduction.

Author: Anastasia M Griffin
Publisher: 2008.
Dissertation: M.A. University of Colorado at Boulder 2008
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Document : Thesis/dissertation : eBook   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Masters Abstracts International, 46-06
Summary:
Georg Friederici's "Skalpieren und ahnliche Kriegsgebrauche in Amerika" was published in 1906. It is a meticulously researched monograph that details the linguistic origins of the word "scalp," the history of scalping, and the geographical propagation of scalping and related customs in the Americas. In addition, Friederici analyzes the effect that the white settlers of America had on the Native American practice of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: masters theses
theses
dissertations
doctoral dissertations
Academic theses
Thèses et écrits académiques
Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anastasia M Griffin
ISBN: 9780549562092 0549562095
OCLC Number: 432291600
Notes: Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 46-06, page: 3008.
Adviser: Adrian Del Caro.
Description: 242 pages
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Abstract:

Georg Friederici's "Skalpieren und ahnliche Kriegsgebrauche in Amerika" was published in 1906. It is a meticulously researched monograph that details the linguistic origins of the word "scalp," the history of scalping, and the geographical propagation of scalping and related customs in the Americas. In addition, Friederici analyzes the effect that the white settlers of America had on the Native American practice of scalping and presents his theory that the scalping custom developed from head trophies. This work has never been published in English apart from a sixteen page abstract printed in the Smithsonian Annual Report. My translation makes this work accessible to historians, ethnographers, anthropologists, and sociologists who do not have knowledge of German. It provides English readers with an appreciation of the scholarly perspective on the subject of scalping. Moreover, it affords an interesting viewpoint on German fascination with early America and the practices of Native Americans.

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