The Micmac Indians of Eastern Canada

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U of Minnesota Press, 1955 - 236 Seiten
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The Micmac Indians of Eastern Canada was first published in 1955. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

The culture of an Indian tribe over a period of 300 years is described in this comprehensive ethnographic study by a husband and wife anthropologist team. The earliest accounts of the Micmac Indians were written by seventeenth-century French explorers and missionaries. These give historical perspective to the work done by the Wallises, whose research is based on field trips that bridged a 40-years span. Dr. Wallis first observed the Micmac tribes in 1911–12. He and Mrs. Wallis revisited them in 1950 and 1953, assessing the changes in material cultural and in orientation, drives, and motivations. In addition, they have preserved a rich collection of Micmac folktales and traditions, published as a separate section of the book.

 

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Inhalt

The Micmac Country
4
STUDIES OF THE MICMAC
7
Peter Ginnish of Burnt Church N B
8
ELNU THE PEOPLE
14
The Name 14 Population and Distribution 16 Geographic Environment
21
Micmac Script
24
Wooden Fish Spears
27
capture of sea mammals 29 Hunting 31 bow and arrow
31
Keskamzit Objects
164
Keskamzit for Maternity
165
keskamzit objects 163 Everyday Magic 166 Signs and Omens 167 Every
169
The Chief 171 Assistant Chief 174 Settlements 175 Bonds of Unity
176
Sainte Anne des Micmac
182
in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries 179 St Annes
183
St Annes Day Shrine at Burnt Church
189
DANCE SONG AND GAMES
191

Hunters Light Snowshoes and Bow and Arrow Shafts
32
Section of an Arrow Shaft
33
BirchBark MooseCaller
37
Typical Micmac Canoes
43
Detail of Snowshoe Construction
52
hunting dogs 33 game 34 skinning animals and tanning hides 40 Means
55
Wigwam at Dartmouth N S 1912
58
The Wigwam 57 The Smokehouse and the Preservation of Foods 61 Food
68
Bark Boxes
71
BirchBark Tray and Attachment of Bottom and Cover of a Circular Box
72
Circular Bark Box
73
BirchBark Bucket
74
BirchBark Dipper
75
birchbark vessels 70 basketry 73 knives 75 tools
76
Implements and Tools
77
Chiefs Coat
82
80 pins 81 raincoat 81 cleaning 81 traditional dress 83 Hairdo
83
Types of Quahaug Beads
84
The Process of Quillwork on BirchBark Boxes
90
Quillwork on BirchBark Boxes
91
Varieties of Ribbon Applique
92
Designs Incised on Circular BirchBark Box
93
Designs on Bone Dice
94
weaving 87 dyes 87 moosehair
95
Bead Design on Moccasin
96
the heavens 97 the sun 97 the moon 98
102
Transformation of Species 106 Respect for Animals 107 Tabooed Animal
111
Learning Songs from Birds 118 Botany
119
sweat lodge 123 seventeenthcentury
134
dream experiences of John Newell 138 dreams of other
140
Sun Worship 142 The Medicineman as Diviner 146 The Land of
149
skadegamutc 151 Gluskap 153 Supernatural
162
Beads Medals and Equipment for Playing Waltes
196
Men Playing Waltes
197
Types of Counters Used in Waltes
198
waltes 195 other games
200
Maliseet and Penobscot 202 northern
211
preparations 212 methods 217 return of the warriors 218 captives
222
FAMILY KIN AND MARRIAGE
226
marriage 235 how Peter Ginnish got his wife 235 love story 235 choice
236
239 early marriage customs 240 The Status of Women
243
Pregnancy and Childbirth 248 Childbirth and Infant Care in the Seventeenth
263
THE MODERN MICMAC
270
Material Culture 274 Recreation and Holidays 283 Weddings and Funer
296
Micmac Attitudes
306
INTRODUCTION by Wilson D Wallis
317
Gluskaps Early Adventures 322 2 Gluskap and the Animals 323 3
336
Djenu Tamed by Kindness 343 22 The Djenu Are Cannibals 344 23
344
People Who Smoke 356 35 The Migamawesu 356 36 Migamawesu Cure
367
46 Personal Adventures with Skadegamutc 36847
374
63 The Man Who Lived under Water
385
KESKAMZIT MAGICAL GOOD LUCK
392
SUPERNATURAL PLACES
395
ex HUMAN ADVENTURES
401
96 A
409
Rabbit the Gentleman 413 99 Rabbit and His Grandmother 414 100
430
The Crow Which Found a Whale 432 106 The Service Rendered
445
116 Maliseet 447 117 Montagnais 448 118 Western
451
A Micmac Buoin and His Wife Fight Mohawk 452 124 Fights with
469
TALES TOLD IN 1950 AND 1953
481
appendix a ZOOLOGICAL TERMS
497
Time Divisions 103 Numerals 105
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