Tlingit Indians of Alaska. Rasmuson Vol. 2.

Anatolii Kamenskii

Anatolii Kamenskii

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

166 pages | black and white photos | 6 x 9 | © 1985
Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9780912006185 Published July 1985
Contents
Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Translator's Introduction
 
INDIANS OF ALASKA
Introduction: Curriculum of the Book's Genesis
 
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: Dikée Aamkáawu, Ganook, Yéil.
         Myths about Them
 
VII.   Other Deities of the Tlingit Indians: Xeitl,
         Haayeeshaanák'u, Tl'anaxéedákw, 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. Íxt' and
          Nakws'aatÍ. Shamanistic Rituals. Curing of the
          Sick Afflicted by Witchcraft
 
Footnotes
 
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Appendix 4
Appendix 5
Appendix 6
Appendix 7
Appendix 8
Appendix 9
Appendix 10
Appendix 11
Appendix 12
Appendix 13
Appendix 14
Appendix 15
Appendix 16
 
TLINGIT GLOSSARY
RUSSIAN GLOSSARY
Bibliography
Index
Board of Advisors
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