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History, ethnology, and anthropology of the Aleut / Waldemar Jochelson ; foreword by Katherine L. Reedy-Maschner and Herbert D.G. Maschner

Catalog Data

Author:
Jochelson, Waldemar 1855-1937  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 91 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Aleutian Islands (Alaska)
Date:
2002
1933
C2002
Notes:
Originally published: Washington : Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1933, in series: Publication / Carnegie Institution of Washington ; no. 432.
Contents:
History of the discover of the Aleutian Islands -- Aleut -- Economic activities of the Aleut -- Cultural activities of the Aleut -- Relationship system of the Aleut -- Mythology of the Aleut -- Physical types -- Measures of time and space
Summary:
Originally published in 1933, this brief monograph provides an overview of Aleut prehistory, history, and culture. It details their skills in boat design, art, hunting, medicine, woodworking, and sewing, as well as describing their villages, social structure, oral traditions, and wars. Jochelson led an anthropological expedition to the Aleutian Islands on behalf of the Imperial Russian Geographic Society. Numerous black and white photographs are featured. No index.
Topic:
Aleuts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_913619