The Tlingit Indians (Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural His)

Frederica de Laguna and Jean Low

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Synopsis: Lieutenant George Thornton Emmons, U.S.N., was station in Alaska during the 1880s and 1890s, a time when the Navy was largely responsible for law and stability in the Territory. His duties brought him into close contact with the Tlingit Indians, whose respect he won and from whom he gained an understanding of and respect for their culture. He became a friend of many Tlingit leaders, visited their homes, traveled in their canoes when on leave, purchased native artifacts, and recorded native traditions. In addition to an interest in native manufacturing and in the more spectacular aspects of native life - such as bear hunting, Chilkat blankets, feuds, and the potlatch - Emmons showed the ethnographer’s devotion to recording all aspects of the culture together with the Tlingit terms, and came to understand Tlingit beliefs and values better than did any of his nonnative contemporaries. He was widely recognized for his extensive collections of Tlingit artifacts and art, and for the detailed notes that accompanied them.

At the request of Morris K. Jesup, president of the American Museum of Natural History (which had purchased Emmons’s first two Tlingit collections), and on the recommendation of Franz Boas, Emmons began to organize his notes and prepare a manuscript on the Tlingit. During his retirement, he published several articles and monographs and continued to study and work on his comprehensive book. But when he died in 1945, the book was still unfinished, and he left several drafts in the museum and also in the provincial archives of British Columbia in Victoria, where he had been writing during the last decades of his life.

Frederica de Laguna, eminent ethnologist and archaeologist with long personal experience with the Tlingit, was asked by the museum to edit The Tlingit Indians for publication. Over the past thirty years she has worked to organize Emmons’s materials, scrupulously following his plan of including extracts from the earliest historical sources. She also has made significant additions from contemporary or more recent authors, and from works unknown ton Emmons or unavailable to him, and has given the ethnography greater historical depth by presenting this information in chronological order. She has also added relevant commentary of her own based on her encyclopedic information about past and present Tlingit culture.

With the help of Jeff Leer of the Alaskan Native Language Center, an expert on Tlingit, she has provided modern phonetic transcriptions of Tlingit words whenever Emmons has given native terms in his own idiosyncratic and inconsistent versions of Tlingit.

This major contribution to the ethnography of the Northwest Coast also includes a meticulously researched biography of Lieutenant Emmons by Jean Low, an extensive bibliography, and thirty-seven tables in which de Laguna draws together and tightens Emmons’s materials on topics such as census data, names of clans and houses, species of plants and their uses, native calendars, and names of gambling sticks. Illustrations include numerous photographs and sketches made and annotated by Emmons.

This volume will be invaluable to anthropologists, historians, and the general public - including the Tlingit Indians themselves, to whom it is dedicated.

Frederica de Laguna , professor emeritus of anthropology at Bryn Mawr College, is the author of the three-volume Under Mount Saint Elias (on the Tlingit of Yakutat) and numerous other works on Alaska archaeology and ethnography.

About the Author: Frederica de Laguna , professor emeritus of anthropology at Bryn Mawr College, is the author of the three-volume Under Mount Saint Elias (on the Tlingit of Yakutat) and numerous other works on Alaska archaeology and ethnography.

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Book Description Seattle, London: Univ. of Washington Press / NY: American Museum of Natural History, 1991. Book Condition: Sehr gut. XL; 488 S. mit sehr zahlr. Abb. Sehr gutes Ex. - Editor's Introduction: George Thornton Emmons as Ethnographer - A Biography by Jean Low. Lieutenant George Thornton Emmons, USN, 1852-1945 - CHAPTER 1. THE LAND AND THE PEOPLE / - Physical Features of Tlingit Territory. Climate. Flora and Fauna. - The Tlingit. Name. Origin of the Tlingit. Physical Appearance. Character. - Health and Disease. Population. - CHAPTER 2. SOCIAL ORGANIZATION / - Introduction. Tlingit Tribes. Phratry or Moiety. Clan. House and Household. - Kinship. Crests. Display of the Crest. Painting of the Face. Names. - Social Classes. Chiefs. Authority of Chiefs. Slaves. Law. Trade. - CHAPTER 3. VILLAGES, HOUSES, FORTS, AND OTHER WORKS / - Villages. Houses. Domestic Life. Other Houses and Shelters. Forts. - Petroglyphs. Stone Cairns. - CHAPTER 4. TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION / - Canoes. Manufacture and Repair of Canoes. Appurtenances of the Canoe. - Handling the Canoe. Snowshoes. Bags, Packs, Boxes, and Sleds. - CHAPTER 5. FISHING AND HUNTING / - Introduction. Religious Aspects of the Food Quest. Salmon Fishing. - Halibut Fishing. Herring Fishing. Eulachon Fishing. Trout Fishing. - Other Fish and Marine Invertebrates. Seal Hunting. - Porpoise, Sea Lion, and Whale. Sea Otter Hunting. - Land Animal Hunting: Aboriginal Weapons. Firearms. - Land Animal Hunting: Traps and Snares. Bird Hunting. Hunting Dogs. CHAPTER 6. FOOD AND ITS PREPARATION / 140 Introduction. Salmon. Halibut. Herring and Eulachon. - Other Fish and Shellfish. Land Animals. Sea Mammals. Birds. - Berries and Other Plant Foods. Tobacco. Drink. Fire Making. Domestic Utensils. - CHAPTER 7. ARTS AND INDUSTRIES: MEN'S WORK / - Division of Labor. Work in Stone. "Jade." Men's Tools. - Work in Horn, Ivory, Shell, and Inlays. Work in Copper. Copper Neck Rings. - "Coppers." Work in Iron. Work in Silver and Gold. Work in Wood. - Measurements. Totem Poles. Painting. Art. - CHAPTER 8. ARTS AND INDUSTRIES: WOMEN'S WORK / - Skin Dressing. Sinew and Intestines. Basketry. Spruce Root Hats. - Basketry Designs. Spruce Root Mats. Cedar Bark Weaving. The Chilkat Blanket. - CHAPTER 9. DRESS AND DECORATION / - Personal Cleanliness. Clothing. Hair Dressing. Ear and Nose Ornaments. - Labrets. Bracelets and Necklaces. Face Painting. Tattooing. - CHAPTER 10. THE LIFE CYCLE / Birth. Infancy and Childhood. Naming. Girl's Puberty. Marriage. Death. - Cremation. Ceremonies after the Funeral. Shamans' Graves. - Various Other Forms of Disposal of the Dead. Recent Graveyards. - Inheritance of Property. Afterlife, Spirits, Souls, Reincarnation. - CHAPTER 11. CEREMONIES / - Music and Dance. Tlingit Ceremonialism in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries. House-Building Ceremonies. - Dedication of the House and Raising a Totem Pole. - Dick Sa-tan's Potlatch, 1891. A Major Potlatch. Ceremony for the Children. The Berry Potlatch Dance. - CHAPTER 12. WAR AND PEACE / Early Encounters with Europeans. Interclan Warfare. - Encounters with Americans. Aboriginal Warfare. Aboriginal Arms and Armor. Arms, Armor, and Tactics, Described by the Early Explorers. Making Peace. Early Accounts of Peace Ceremonies. Peace Ceremonies in 1891 and 1877. - CHAPTER 13. ILLNESS AND MEDICINE / - Diagnosis of Illness. Cures for External Ailments. Medicines for Internal Use. Other "Medicines." Omens and Amulets. CHAPTER 14. SHAMANISM / - Spirits. The Shaman. Becoming a Shaman. The Shaman's Outfit. The Shaman's Practice. Stories about Shamans. Death of a Shaman. - CHAPTER 15. WITCHCRAFT / - The Origin of Witches. Shaman and Witch. Witches, Shamans, and the Authorities. - CHAPTER 16. GAMES AND GAMBLING / - The Stick Game. The Toggle (or Hand) Game. The Dice Game. Spinner. - Gambling in the Russian Era. - CHAPTER 17. TIME, TIDES, AND WINDS / Count. Time: Seasons and Days. "Moons" of the Year. Tides. Winds. - Tables I Bibliography I - - Lieutenant George Thornton Emmons, U.S.N., was stationed in Alaska during the 1880s and 1890s, a time when the Navy was largely resp. Bookseller Inventory # 956025

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