Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9781602230286 Published November 2008
Paper $26.95 ISBN: 9781602230392 Published February 2010

An Aleutian Ethnography

Lucien Turner

Lucien Turner

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

Edited by Ray Hudson
175 pages | 50 halftones | 6 x 9
Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9781602230286 Published November 2008
Paper $26.95 ISBN: 9781602230392 Published February 2010
Lucien Turner was a pioneering nineteenth-century ethnographer whose study of Aleut communities surpassed the work of all of his contemporaries, and now his rare writings are collected here for the first time. Turner’s admittedly fragmentary ethnographic notes, which chronicle his complete immersion in three Aleut communities, reveal valuable insights into Aleutian cultures and the outsiders who lived among them in the nineteenth century. Carefully edited by Ray Hudson, An Aleutian Ethnography is an essential resource for scholars of American history and history of anthropology alike.
 
Contents
List of Illustrations
 
Acknowledgements
 
A Note on the Term Aleut
 
Introduction: Lucien M. Turner and Late-Nineteenth-Century Aleutian Ethnography
 
A Note on the Text
 
1. General Description of hte Aleutian Islands
The Near Islands
 
2. Settlements in 1878
 
3. Houses
Stone Lamps
 
4. Boats
 
5. Clothing
Gut Sewing
Footwear
Preparation of Bird Skins
 
6. Weaving
 
7. Fire Making
 
8. Hunting--General Considerations
Hunting Implements
 
9. Mammals
Whales
Tools Related to Whaling
Sea Cows
 
10. Birds
Bolas
Notes on Specific Birds
 
11. Fish, Sea Urchins, and Cephalopods
Fishing Implements
Notes on Specific Fish
Sea Urchins
Cephalopods
 
12. Plants
Trees
Plants and Berries
 
13. Origins: Evidence from Language and Folklore
 
14. Governance
 
15. Internecine Wars and Slavery
 
16. Social Relationships
 
17. The Yearly Cycle
Seasons
Months
 
18. Assorted Beliefs and Traditions
 
19. Miscellaneous Remarks
 
Appendix 1: Three Charts of the Near Islands
Appendix 2: Gut Bags--A Preliminary Sruvey
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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