1-20 of 650 Search Results for


Follow your search
Access your saved searches in your account

Would you like to receive an alert when new items match your search?
×Close Modal
Sort by
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 July 2007) 54 (3): 473–508.
Published: 01 July 2007
...-American diseases leading up to the tribe's massive depopulation in the late nineteenth century. The most striking finding is that the cultural practices and religious customs with which the Kansa responded to these tremendous changes made matters worse for them. Their adherence to death customs, in...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 April 2013) 60 (2): 328–330.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Jason R. Sellers The Memory of All Ancient Customs: Native American Diplomacy in the Colonial Hudson Valley . By Midtrød Tom Arne . ( Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press , 2012 . xxxii + 297 pp., preface, acknowledgments, chronology, maps, notes, bibliography, index . $35.00...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 July 2005) 52 (3): 503–532.
Published: 01 July 2005
...Paul Hackett Until the mid-nineteenth century the Indians of the Central Subarctic consistently observed two mourning customs upon the passing of a close relative. The first was to destroy or dispose of the personal belongings of the deceased and those of the mourners while providing the corpse...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 October 2016) 63 (4): 697–720.
Published: 01 October 2016
... emphasizing the overriding importance of custom, ancestry, and kinship in determining land and resource rights. Whether successful or not, such arguments had broader consequences, as they compelled colonial authorities to explicitly weigh and adjudicate disputes shaped to a substantial degree by pre-Hispanic...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 January 2004) 51 (1): 45–71.
Published: 01 January 2004
... tribal customs as well as their leadership position. American Society for Ethnohistory 2004 Avoiding the Smallpox Spirits: Colonial Epidemics and Southeastern Indian Survival Paul Kelton, University of Kansas Abstract. Current scholarship on the impact of epidemics on American Indians is...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 July 2005) 52 (3): 589–633.
Published: 01 July 2005
...Timothy J. Shannon Since the colonial era, the tomahawk has served as a symbol of Indian savagery in American arts and literature. The pipe tomahawk, however, tells a different story. From its backcountry origins as a trade good to its customization as a diplomatic device, this object facilitated...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 October 2007) 54 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Gray Whaley This article analyzes social change in the emerging colonial world of the lower Columbia River from 1805 to 1838, particularly regarding gender and sexuality. It teases out distinctions among formal marriages, informal “custom of the country” arrangements, the exercise of sexual...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 October 2003) 50 (4): 782–783.
Published: 01 October 2003
... contact situations and then may take supportive, combative, or ambiguous attitudes toward what becomes ‘‘custom’’ or ‘‘tradition The final essay describes how marriage ‘‘customs’’ in Fiji exist in the historical nexus of chiefly...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 January 2017) 64 (1): 150–151.
Published: 01 January 2017
... uncover the customs that shored up social mores and epistemologies. This tactic enables him to study the daily interaction between encomenderos , indigenous leaders, and their subjects. He concludes that the encomienda was a blended institution that functioned through a complex transcultural framework...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 October 2000) 47 (3-4): 813–815.
Published: 01 October 2000
... deals with topics such as social stratifi- cation, kinship and household customs, personal possessions, inheritance and land tenure, gender relations, sexuality, and religion. Restall explains that class divisions endured within the cah, as some chibalbob apparently maintained prominent political and...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 April 2019) 66 (2): 403–404.
Published: 01 April 2019
... history will appreciate Hinojosa’s narrative demonstrating the impact of national events at the community level and on Comalapan, and larger Kaqchikel Maya, identity and customs. The second part explores the physical and spiritual work of midwives. The rich ethnographic detail, characteristic of...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 July 2016) 63 (3): 575–576.
Published: 01 July 2016
... ever-smaller land areas and so used the border to hinder or end seasonal migratory activities that brought people from one country to the other. Both governments used ideas about race, location, and custom in planning and rationalizing their actions. The narrative traces the central issues of...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 April 2016) 63 (2): 417–418.
Published: 01 April 2016
... identity. She argues persuasively that Choctaws asserted their Indian sense of nationalism through a shared identity connected to kinship, homelands, language, and other customs. Copyright 2016 by American Society for Ethnohistory 2016 Choctaw Resurgence in Mississippi: Race, Class, and Nation...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 April 2016) 63 (2): 419–420.
Published: 01 April 2016
... acceptance was not easy. Early forts brought soldiers to town who harassed Creole women, resulting in an 1822 ordinance that fined white persons “skulking or sneaking about after 10 o’clock at night” (72), and the early courts indicted those married according to the custom of the country, using insulting and...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 April 2016) 63 (2): 437–438.
Published: 01 April 2016
... rationalizers. The frontier was not a static, unchanging space, but the driving forces of change were shifts in social and political economic thought rather than state intervention. Conflicts evolved along with new ideas about land usage and historical custom, but local interests and divisions continued to...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 July 2006) 53 (3): 479–505.
Published: 01 July 2006
..., Samoans dis- tanced themselves from many of their pre-European customs, viewing their past as a ‘‘time of darkness As a result of missionization and, more re- cently, the controversy over Mead’s work, Samoans have become more self- conscious about public scrutiny of their private lives and are...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 April 2001) 48 (1-2): 237–256.
Published: 01 April 2001
... candidates considered at that time, was relatively Tseng 2001.5.7 10:43 When Origins Matter 241 unfamiliar with the intricacies of Antankaraña custom or history, implying that, in 1982...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 April 2003) 50 (2): 401–402.
Published: 01 April 2003
... work deals with such topics as warfare, religion, child rearing, socializa- tion, values, clothing, dancing, kinship terms and relationships, eating cus- toms, use of the buffalo and horse, mourning customs, prayer, games and...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 January 2015) 62 (1): 171–172.
Published: 01 January 2015
... practices that combined to create systems of remembrance within Mesoamerican communities” (3). Together, the contributors provide rich and varied examples of how groups preserved and continually shaped both present and past identities through oral traditions, local customs, and pictorial and...
Journal Article
Ethnohistory (1 January 2016) 63 (1): 209–210.
Published: 01 January 2016
... exterior world. Unlike the Christians, too, they did not think to impose their customs and beliefs on the persons they met or to judge non-Tupi others as morally or politically lesser. On the contrary, the Tupinambá valued the Europeans precisely because they were dissimilar. The process of change...