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Tlingit Indians of Alaska

Author: Anatolīĭ, Bishop of Tomsk; Sergei Kan
Publisher: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, 1985.
Series: Rasmuson Library historical translation series, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An annotated translation of materials containing information on the history and culture of the Tlingit Indians of southeastern Alaska written by Russian Orthodox missionaries at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries.
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Anatolīĭ, Bishop of Tomsk, b. 1863.
Tlingit Indians of Alaska.
Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, 1985
(OCoLC)560762748
Online version:
Anatolīĭ, Bishop of Tomsk, b. 1863.
Tlingit Indians of Alaska.
Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, 1985
(OCoLC)607889419
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anatolīĭ, Bishop of Tomsk; Sergei Kan
ISBN: 0912006161 9780912006161 0912006188 9780912006185
OCLC Number: 14069221
Notes: Title on t.p. verso: Indiane Aliaski.
Description: xvii, 166 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Settlements of the Tlingit Indians --
The First Russian Encounter with them One Hundred Years Ago --
Warfare and Hunting --
Language as an Indicator of the Development of the Culture --
II. Social Life --
Tribes, Clans, Baraboras [Houses] and Families --
Clan Symbols --
Heads of Clans and Baraboras --
III. Ideas about Kinship --
Relations among Tribes and Clans --
Hostage Exchange [Amanatstvo] --
Blankets as Units of Value --
IV. Marriage and Family Life --
Divorces. Remarriage of the Widowed --
Polygamy --
Children's Upbringing during the First Year --
V. Ancient Religion of the Indians --
Traces of True Worship --
VI. Indian Deities: Dikee Aankaawu, Ganook, Yeil --
Myths about Them --
VII. Other Deities of the Tlingit Indians: Xeitl, Haayeeshaanak'u, and Myths about Them --
VIII. Beliefs in Spirits and Souls of the Dead --
IX. Beliefs in Afterlife --
Funeral Rites --
Attitudes toward the Remains of the Dead --
X. Shamanism and Its Asiatic Origin --
Ikht [Ixt'] and Nukstsaty [Nakws'aat] --
Shamanistic Rituals --
Curing of the Sick Afflicted by Witchcraft.
Series Title: Rasmuson Library historical translation series, v. 2.
Other Titles: Indiane Aliaski.
Responsibility: by Anatolii Kamenskii ; translated with an introduction and supplementary material by Sergei Kan.
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An annotated translation of materials containing information on the history and culture of the Tlingit Indians of southeastern Alaska written by Russian Orthodox missionaries at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries.

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